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Playiug Rules, Players 1 Averages, &t\, and we hereby 
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1877. 



CONSTITUTION 

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AND 

PLAYING RULES 

or THE 

NATIONAL LEAGUE 



Professional Base Ball Clubs. 



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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION, 

Including the Proceedings of the League Congress In Cleve- 
land, Dec. 6-8, 1876, and the Official Fielding 
and Batting Averages of Players in 
Championship Games in 1876. 



CHICAGO: 
PUBLISHED BY A. G. SPALDING & BRO, f 

.NO. Il8 RANDOLPH STREET, 



Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1877, by A. O, Spalding. A 
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CONSTITUTION 

or tkic 

NATIONAL LEAGUE 

-or 

PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS. 



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1877. 



ARTICLE L 

NAME. 

This Association shall be called "Then 
National League of Professional Base 
Ball Clktis." 

ARTICLE IL 

OBJECTS. 

The objects of this League are : 

1st. To encourage, foster, and elevate the Ofcj«*». 
game of base ball ; to enact and enforce proper 
rules for the exhibition and conduct of the 
game, and to make base ball playing respectable 
and honorable. 

2d. To protect and promote the mutual in- 
terests of professional base ball clubs and pro- 
fessional base ball players ; and 

3d. To establish and regulate the base ball 
championship of the United States. 



fONRTITUTION OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE 



ARTICLE III. 



MEMBERSHIP, 

Mwnb«rthlp, This League shall consist of the following 
named Professional Base Ball Clubs, namely : 

Boston B. B. Club, of Boston, Mass. 

Chicago B. B. Club, of Chicago, 111. 

Cincinnati B. B. Club, of Cincinnati, 0. 

Hartford B. B. Club, of Hartford, Conn. 

Louisville B. B. Club, of Louisville, Ky. 

St. Louis B. B. Club, of St. Louis, Mo. 

And such other professional base ball clubs 
as may from time to time be elected to mem- 
bership under the following rules, namely : 

1. No club hb all be admitted from either of 
the cities above named other than the clubs 
mentioned, except in the event that either of 
such clubs shall lose its membership, and in no 
event shall there be more than one club from 
any city. 

2. No club shall be admitted from any city 
whose population is lean than seventy-five thou- 
sand (75,000), except by unanimous vote of 
the League. 

3. No club shall be admitted unless it shall 
first have delivered to the Secretary of the 
League, at least five days before the annual 
meeting, a written application for membership] 
signed by its : : and Secretary, accom- 
panied by documents showing that such club 
bears the name of the city in which it is located, 
and that it is regularly organized and offi' 
and (where the State law permits it) chartered, 
and accompanied also by b pledge that it will 
keep all its engagements with the clubs mem- 
bers of the Lea rue, aud that it has not in its 
employ any player who baa been dismissed or 
expelled by the League or any club member 



OF PKOFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBB. 5 

thereof; and the Secretary shall refer such ap- 
plication to the Board at its annual meeting 

4. The voting upon an application for mem- 
bership shall he by white and black balls. Two 
black balls shall be sufficient to exclude the 
applicant, and no club shall be required, under 
any circumstances, to state how it voted upon 
such application. Such election shall take place 
at the annual meeting of the League ; provided, 
that should any eligible club desire to join the 
League after the adjournment of the annual 
meeting and before the commencement of the 
ensuing championship season, it may make ap- 
plication in writing to the Secretary of the 
League, who shall at once communicate such 
application, together with any facts in his pos- 
session concerning such applicant, to all League 
clubs, each of whom shall, within ten days, 
transmit one written ballot for or against the 
admission of such applicant to the Secretary, 
and if two adverse ballots be not cast, then the 
Secretary shall, upon receipt of the annual 
dues, notify such club of its election. 

ARTICLE IV. 

OFFICERS. 

Section 1. The affairs of this League shall officer*. 
be conducted and controlled by five Directors, 
who shall constitute "The Board," who shall Board - 
hold their office for one year, and shall be 
chosen at the annual meeting in the following 
manner : The name of each club shall be plainly 
written upon a card — in full view of the dele- 
gates present — by the Secretary ; the cards to 
be of the same size, shape, color and material. 
The cards shall tlien be placed in some suitable 
receptacle and well shaken together ; thereupon 





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CONSTITUTION 


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LEAGUE 





Chairman. 



Secretary 
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five of these cards shall be draw a successively 
and at random, and one delegate from each of 
the five clubs whose names are so drawn shall 
compose the Board, and if any club whose 
name is thus drawn be represented by two dele- 
gates, such delegation shall name one of its 
number to be a member of the Board. 

Sec. 2. The Board shall elect a chairman 
from their number. He shall preside at all 
meetings of the Board and discharge the usual 
duties of such an officer. In the event of his 
absence, the Board shall elect a chairman pro 
tern. 

Sec. 3. The Board shall also elect a gentle- • 
Treasurer, man of intelligence, honesty and good repute, 
who is versed in ba.se ball matters, but who is 
not, in any manner, connected with the press, 
and who is not a member of any profi Bsional 
base ball club either in or out of the League, to . 
be the Secretary of the Board and of the 
League. 

The Secretary shall be the Treasurer of the 
League, and as such shall be the custodian of 
all the funds of* the League, receive all dues, . 
fee3 and assessments, pay out such sums as he 
may be directed to do by the Board or by vote 
of the League, and render annually a report 0* 
his accouir 

He shall have the custody and care of the 
official records and papers of the League ; shall 
keep a true record of all meetings of the 
League and the Board; shall issue all official 
'■s and attend to t!> iry correspond- 

"< he shall ; in d furnish such re] 

M may be called for by the Board, and shall N 
entitled to such becks, stationery, blauks ai^ 
materials as the actual duties of his oi 
require. 



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OF PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS. 7 

He shall receive such salary as the League, Salary, 
by vote, shall determine, which salary shall nor 
be less than three hundred dollars ($300) nor 
more than five hundred dollars ($500) per 
annum, and shall be reimbursed for all travel- 
ing expenses actually incurred by him in the 
service of the League; and the Board may 
exact from him such guarantees for the faith- ChuraitM. 
ful performance of his duties as they may deem 
for the interest and safety of the League. 

At the expiration of his term of office, he 
shall account for and deliver up to the Board 
all the property and papers which may have 
come into his hands by virtue of his office. 

Sec. 4. In case of a vacancy in the Board vacancy in 
by reason of the death, resignation, absence, tb8 Board ' 
or disqualification of any director, the club of 
which he was a member at the time he was 
chosen shall designate his successor, and at once 
notify the Secretary. But if such vacancy is 
caused by the withdrawal, disbanding or dis- 
qualification of a club represented on the Board, 
the Board may fill the vacancy by election in 
the same manner as provided for the election of 
Directors in Article IV, Section 1, of this Con- 
stitution. 

No person shall be qualified to act as a direct- Directors' 
or who is not an actual member of the club he ^g£* 
represents ; nor shall any club, under any cir- 
cumstances, be represented by more than one 
person on the Board. 

Sec. 5. The Board shall have the general n«m, i . 
supervision and management of all the affairs 
and business of the League, and shall be indi- 
vidually answerable to the League for the faith- 
ful discharge of their trust. Annual 

The Board shall meet annually on the even- "J^k* 
ing of the fir^t Tufflday in December, at. the , : . 



CONSTITUTION OF THE NATIONAL LEAOCJK 



Penalty. 



place where the annual meeting of the League 
is to be held, but may hold special meetings 
whenever urgent necessity may require. They 
shall prepare a detailed report of all their 
doings, and present the same in writing to the 
League at its annual meeting, winch report 
shall, if accepted, be filed with the Secretary, 
together wilk all official papers, documents 
and property which may have come into their 
possession by virtue of their office. 

Any director who shall disclose or publish 
any of the proceedings of the Board, except 
officially through the report of the Board, or 
when called upon by vote of the League, shall 
forfeit his office. 



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ARTICLE V. 

CLUBS. 

Section 1. Each club belonging to this 
League shall have the righl to regulate its 
own affairs, to make its own contracts, to 
establish its own rules, and to discipline and 
punish its own players : Provided^ That nothing 
shall be done in violation of, or contrary to, 
this Constitution or the Playing Rules. 

«ffip3Sd ^ EC * 2 * ^° C * ul) sbal1 enj P lov as manager, 
ria^ra scorer or player any person who has willfully 

forbidden, violated any provision of this Constitution or of 
the Playing Rules, Or who has h'-'ii dis.-hargi'd, 
dismissed or expelled from any club belonging 
to this League, or who shall be disqualified 
from playing with a club under any provision 
of this Constitution; and any club which shall 
employ or play, or attempt to pi . . in its nine 
in any championship game, a player disqualified 
by any provision of this Constitution, shall at 
once forfeit its membership in the League, and 



OP PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS. 



all other clubs must and shall, under penalty of 
the forfeiture of their membership in the 
League, abstain from playing r*ny such club 
until it shall have been reinstated or reelected 
to membership. 

£Je0. 3. Any club having agreed to play 
with another club upon a day certain, and re- 
fusing or failing to meet its engagement, shall 
(unless the failure be caused by an unavoidable 
accident in traveling, or the game be prevented 
by rain or postponed with the consent, in 
writing, of the other club) at once forfeit its 
membership in the League, and all other 
League clubs must and shall, under -penalty of 
the forfeiture of their membership in the 
League, abstain from playing any such club 
until it shall have been reinstated or reelected 
to membership. 

Sec. 4. In any case subject to the provisions 
of Sections 2 or 3 of this Article, the club 
not in default shall at once notify the Secretary 
of the League by writing or telegraph of tho 
default of the other club, stating the particu- 
lars of such default, and upon the receipt of 
such notice the Secretary shall at once notify 
all League clubs, and the club in default, of the 
forfeiture of membership of such club, stating 
Lch notice the nature of the default, and 
referring to the Section of this Article under 
which such forfeiture of membership was in- 
curred. 

Beo. 5. Every club member of this League Territory, 
fchall have exclusive control of the city in 
which it is located, and of the territory sur- 
rounding Much city to the extent of five miles in 
every direction, and no visiting Leaguo club 
shall, under any circumstances — not even with 
the consent of the local League club, until all 



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Woe games n that ground shall have been 

Sed 7 ° tha " tLe Le " ga * Club thereiD 

Jf '.;-, ^epiayereand managers employed 

«> the clubs belonging to this League shall be 
considered and treated as members hereof to 

■STita T: -f *"*■■*■*>■, ^ entitled to 
all its privileges ,n matters of dispute, griev- 
ance or discipline, as provided in this Consti- 



ARTICLE VI. 

btJES ANH ASSESSMENTS. 

d«- Section 1. E very C ] ub sha „ 

Wetpof the lZ on or J&g tt 

Mil arS ?! ammaI ducs - a " d »»y club 

1 1 ¥%? li s '"" '•.'• ■■* dffl« shall 

and tt 7 i° rfeU ,ts '" " ,i '"'"I' « lie League, 

nofifvanT ta,70f 1 t!l ■■MUTES 

Awun uieuUi. *3 Pn 9 t 

Board m"" i ** ^"J th *™ f > the 

clubs TJ ^, a 1 "'" ri,lu """""Met upon the 
clubs, to be p ai d as the Board may direct. 

ARTICLE VII. 

10KFEITINO MKMHKIISIIU' 



Vorfttttag 

^emborehij 



p thin T„ ^*" w «o"ip ol any club Momrioe to 

kitiS?* b ° fc f i « Under *« follow- 
"ife circumstances, namelj : 

it • By vo, ^tary withdrawal or disband- 



Went. 



»uy l aw fi!i y / aili "" " r "*«&* to comply with 
7 aWfid re 4^«»ent or order of the Board 



»>F FRUFJS8B10NAL BASK BALL 0L1 11 

By willfully violating any provision of this Con- 
stitution, or the Playing Rules adopted here 
under : Froyided, That in all cases whore this 
Constitution does not specilieally inflict imme- 
diate forfeiture of membership, such forfeiture 
shall be subject to a' two-thirds vote of the 
League at its annual meeting, and no club 
which has forfeited its membership shall be 
readmitted except by unanimous vote of the 
League. 

ARTICLE VIII. 

DISPUTES AND COMPLAINTS. % 

Section 1 , The Board of Directors shall Diapuw* ana 
at once consider any complaint preferred by a ComMttluU 
club against a player of another club for con- 
duct in violation of any provision of this Con- 
stitution or prejudicial to the good repute of 
the game of base ball, and shall have power to 
require the club to which such player may 
belong to discipline him, and, upon repetition 
of such offense, to expel him : Provided) That 
such complaint be preferred in writing, giving 
such particulars as may enable the Buard to 
ascertain all the facts, and be transmitted to 
the Secretary, by whom it shall at once be re- 
ferred to the Board. 

Skc, 2. The Board shall be the sole tribu- impute* to- 
nal to determine disputes between two or more 7nvoivin^ 
clubs which involve the interpretation or con- coratroctiQo 
Btruetion of this Constitution, or any of its ^ViTi^T" 
Articles, and facts in controversy, or any ques- 
tion o£ fact arising thereunder. When such 
a dispute arises, and either club shall signify tu 
the other its desire for the Board to decide the 
mat ter, each club shall furnish to the Seer.' 
M soon it possible, a written statement of ita 



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UTCTION OF TUE NATIONAL LEAGUE 



Bide of the dispute, with the names of its wit- 
nesses, or an agreed statement of facts, if pos- 
sible, which the Secretary *hal! docket in the 
order of its reception, and at the next animal 
meeting the clubs shall present them, 
before the Board with their testimony, and the 
■Board shall proceed to try the case impartially 
and render a true verdict. The Board sha'll 
have a right to put the witnesses under oath, 
and must do so if demanded thereto by either 
party. No director shall sit on the trial of 
a cause in which his club i- interested, but 
must retire and permit the others alone to de- 
termine the matter. The finding of the Board, 
'" raen a case, shall bejinat, and under no cir- 
cumstances shall be reconsidered, reopened or 
inquired into, either by (he League or any 
subsequent Board ; Provided, That in case the 
matter in dispute shall involve the forfeiture of 
membership of a 1. ,b during the play- 

mg season the Board shall, if appealed to by 
such club through the Secretary of the Lea 
forthwith determine the nutter, but, in such 
case, the members of the Board shall (unless 
tne ends .,t justice may teem to them to require 
a meeting; determine such question by confer- 
'•"<■.: with each other by written correspond, : 

■x ♦»•?* C \ ,.' The Board Klial1 slso bo the sole 

,m " '"'""'"I »'<r rl, of an appeal made by 

™lm* jhoshsJl I,.,-.,.; „ | cX - 

] Zf 'T, ' 'i' 1 ""' 1 °v his club, or 

grw isDeged breach of contact. The matter 
n"i ,.i" '"'"l with in the following ma* 

««,■«! •' !;:,il Wewith the Secretary 

»^v»ta^rf byhilBaeIfiDwhichhc8b ^l 

f°rwhtchhe has been d&tplined, ace 
F u ''•'• • thai an appeal be allowed 



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him. The Secretary shall notify the club of 
the affidavit and request for appeal, and at the 
next annual meeting the clnb and the player 
shall appear before the Board with their testi- 
mony. The Board shall impartially hear the 
matter and render their decision, which shall 
ho final and forever binding on both club and 
player. In ti. ,hc club appealed from 

is represented in the Board, that representative 
shall not be allowed to sit in the matter. 

1. All differences and disputes arising Dispute 
between clubs in which the interpretation, eon- 'T^n? 
struetion or violation of the Playing Rules is ***"> 
involved shall be adjusted in the folio? 
manner: The complaining club shall file a Arbitrator* 
written statement of its grievance, accompa- 
nied with the affidavits of its witnesses, with 
the Secretary, who (unless the other club has 
also filed its statement and affidavits, or an 
agreed case has been prepared) shall immedi- 
ately notify the defendant club of the fact 
that a complaint — briefly statin- the nature 
thereof— has been filed with him, and call for a 
counter statement with affidavits, which must 
be furnished to him within fifteen (15) d 
f >f the date of the notice. On receiving the 
counter statement, or agreed case, or in the 
event the defendant club does not comply with 
the call within fifteen (15) days, the Secretary 
shall notify the President of the matter, who 
shall appoint three disinterested persons, mem- 
bers oi League clubs, as arbitrators, to the first 
°J whom the Secretary shall transmit at once 
£'l the papers in the ease, securely sealed, noti- 
S^tomof the remaining arbitrators. Within 
.hree^days, such person shall attaefa his verdict 
TOting to the papers and transmit them to 
no s ' ''■•"el person, who shall within three days 



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Quorum, 



CONSTITUTION OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE 

attach his written verdict and transmit th 
the third, who, following the rule, shall finally 
return tfom to thi try, and lie sh 

once notify each club of the finding. A maj 
of the arbitrators shall determine the cause, and 
from their finding there Bhall be no appeal. 

The expense of all trials and arbitration* 
shall be equally borne by the parties litigant 



ARTICLE IX. 

ANNUAL MEETINO. 

Section 1. The annual meeting of th« 
League shall be held on (he fii 
after the first Tuesday in Decembei 
year, at twelve o'clock noon, and at such pla<* 
as shall 1... determined by vote at the pn- 
annual I meeting. Theannua shall not 

be held in any city where aclub m< mber of th« 
1 located; but shall be held in some 

easily accessible place, and, as near as maj b* 
equidistant fn.m the several dub meml 

one 2. At such meeting i ■„■!, club shall l* 
entitled to two re] who shall pr* 

^tacertificatefiromthc Pre id< nl or Secrets** 
ot their club, showin- their authority to 
W no club shall have more th.u 

Representation of a majority of clubHsbJ 

«>n8timt«. i quonm, for thf! tran ;. l( . t i <M1 f | 

!''" • r " 1 ' ruber may adjourn from tim< 

£r? sia » qwwm is obtained 
burial following shall be the order "* 

j^Keportof Board of Direct 
^T^wcellaneona U-ii,.^. 
wa— Amendmen! of Constituti 
f u, ^ A wendmont of Playing Knl#w. 



OF PROFESSIONAL BASK BALI* CLUBS. 

Hth — Election of new members. 
7th — Election of officers. 
8th — Adjournment. 



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ARTTOLE X 

PLAYING aULBS. 
The League at its first meeting shall adopt a riaying 
code of Playing Rules, which may be altered, B *" ei 
amended or abolished at any subsequent annual 
meeting. 

ARTICLE XL 

CONTRACTS. 

Section 1. Contracts hereafter made be- <vv n trart* 
tween the clubs, members of this League, and 
their players shall be made under and in view 
of the following provisions : 

No club shall be prevented from oontractin) ' 'mct» 
with a player for the reason (Int. 1).'. is almdy^J^ 
under contract with another club: Provided, 
The service to be rendered under the B6< 
eontrad u not to begin until the expiration of 
tli first contract. 

No formal words of contract shall be re tjofonnatttj 
quired. It shall be sufficient if the » 
made in writing, be dated, specify the ti 
indicate the service, and I .',!j[!£t 

player and some officer or n it oi 

the club and one witn 

Kv.Ty contract made after Jan. 1, 1877, shall 
contain the following stipulations: " It is also 

the partiefl hereto thai thia con 
shall not be valid or binding until the ) 
SMfc :v of 'The National League of 

Ball Clubs' of a n 
Jjgned l Lnc erf 

hl * " and it is further 



16 CONSTITUTION OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE 



Secretary. 



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final. 



should the club party hereto lose itu member- 
ship in said ' National League of Professional 
Base Ball Clubs ' at any time before the expira- 
tion of the period covered by this conn 
then, immediately upon such loss of member- 
ship, the mutual contract obligations of the 
parties hereto shall at once cease and termi- 
nate." 

Sec. 2. It shall be die duty of a club, a* 
won as it shall have entered into a contract with 
a player, to file a notification of the same, 
ing therein that the pp. : Section 1 <rf 

this article have : • d c implied with, and signed 
by the club and the player, with (he Secretary 
of the League, who shall endorse thereon the 
date of its reception, and forthwith notify 
every other League club of such contract, and 
no contract shall be valid until the receipt ot 
such notice by i i laiy. 

>f;( - :i - Wl a club releases a p! 

from his contract, thai dub shall at once notify 
'i' Secretary oft! • in writing, who 

shall in turn notify all the other clubs. I« 
ewe the n til have ba a granted for* 

cause that does nr.it in t&j manner reflect upon 
the character of tl • here must be writ* 

ten upon the notice 

otherwise it shall be inferred rrom rach i 
that such player has been in I 
^harged or expel].. 1. and be thai! not be 
,'''" t" B*ak. ,,., runira.-t l'..r th.« remainder 
ot the season with I, rue club. 

A player wh., baa been released from bb 
»act without imputation dm with »»> 

<*«** twenty di 

"°P**yer who has been di 

T* ****** dub .shall, at any time I 
€r ' ** alWed to play with any Le 



OF PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS. 

(either the one expelling him or any other), 
unless, upon his appeal to the Board, such dis- 
missal or expulsion shall have been set aside. 

Sec. 4. A player whose contract has expired 
or become void by reason of his club's disband- 
ing, withdrawing from or losing its membership 
in the League, may engage for the remainder of 
the season with any other League club, provided 
such engagement shall not commence within 
twenty days of such disbanding or withdrawal. 



ARTICLE XII. 

Section 1. As a token of good will and 
friendship for all base ball club- do1 members of 
this League, and with a view of stimulating a 
proper rivalry among such clubs and of ad- 
vancing public interest in the game of base 
ball, it is hereby declared that any club v, I 
organisation and conduct are not inconsistent 
with the o i this League as expr> 

in Article 11 of its Constitution, and which 
shall have won from other clubs, during an 
entire playing season, tie* gi lumber of 

games played under the rules of this League, in 
i as to afford a lair test of 
merit, shall, if othi opatible with the 

Constitution of this League, be eligible to 
membership in this League aJ oring 

annual meeting, provided such club shall, not 
than ten daya before the annual meeting, 
JJ^ke application, in writing, to the Secretary 
ttcn membership, accompanying the appll- 
: v ■ ridenoe aa may 
J?!™* Aw Hoard of Directors to ascertain 
, N l,:t ''"r the provisions of this Artil.- have 
thj? 1 ? ,,Iu l'li"'l with ; and it shall be the duty of 
J ^ry, on receipt of such application 



lfe 



coNMirtuuN 01 M8 watjonal LBAGOTB 

and documents, to at once refer them to the 
Board, who shall examine and report thereon 
10 u at ita annua] meeting. 

f 2, The Board may, if thereunto re- 
quested by other clubs, adjudicate disputes in 
the manner provided in Article VIII, so far as 
the provisions of that Article may be applies 
Hfl thereto; Provided, That all communica- 
tions must be addressed to the Secretary of the 

•He. 

bEc. 3. The Be igae may, 

OH application, furnish information to other 
clubs on matters pertaining to club organiza- 
tion, playing rules and • of playert 
by League clubs. , 

; No club that has forfeited ita menfl 
bership in t], s j M n ue entitled to the 

benefit* of thU Axtl 

. SKr R- No game of ball shall be pi 
between a League club and any other club 
PWJing or presenting in iu* nine a play* 
spelled trom the I 



••'luHOpU,,,. 

■Ilii, 



ARTICLE XI FI. 
CHAMPIONSHIP. 

Sfoxros 1. The Championship ■■; tit 



<**npK»ship m 



iball count iu 



OF PROFESSIONAL UASE BALL 01 

Sec. 2. Every game played between two 
clubs from the commencement of tbe cham- 
pionship season to the completion of the cham- 
pionship series, between such clubs, shall be a 
game for the championship (unless played on 
Sunday ). 

Sec. 3. Each club shall play the following 
number of games with every other club : If 
six or seven clubs be members of the Leu-ue 
on the first day of the championship season 
twelve games; if eight or nine clubs, ten 
games; if ten clubs, eight games: l\ovide± 
however -That if any game be A by 

rain, or if a tie or drawn game be played, the 
visiting elub shall not be required to extend 
>• to again visit such city for the solo 
purpose of plaj ing off such tie or drawn game 
or game prevented by rain. 

Bach club shall be entitled to 
nave half of the championship series of 
ith -very other club played on its own 
grounds. 

5. Ail games shall be arranged for in 
writing and so as to complete theehampio 

fore the expiration of the champion 
™p_ season. Each agreement to p 
provide for an equal number of 
*ad specify dates for each game covered by the 
Agreement, which dates shall subsequently be 
only by the written consent 

f^P' ,; A dub shall be entitled to for- 
Woni ; ; ,;uneH ~" to count in i { > Beriei as | 
xvh.'j f>f nine runs to none — in eases 

shall'- , ,; mu P ir <> in any championship 
of thT m ' K:imo t0 such clul> UI1 MOOUIIt 
plavi,.'. , , !lt 1,,li }, y tne con: lob «f any 

* lD g mlo of this League. 



ltf 



2i) CONSTITUTION OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE- 

Sec. 7. Drawn, tie and postponed games 
snail not count in the series in favor of either 
contestant, but may be played off if sufficient 
time exist before the close of the season. 

Sec. 8. The club which shall have won the 
greatest number of games in the championship 
series shall be declared the champion club of 
the United States for the season in which such 
games were played. In the event two or mom 
clubs shall have won the same number of 
games, then the club which shall have lost the 
smallest number shall be declared the cham- 
pion. 

The emblem of the championship shall be a 
pennant (of the national colors), to cost not 
less than one hundred dollars ($100). It shall 
be inscribed with the motto, " Champion Base 
Ball Club of the United States," with the 
name of the club and the year in which the 
title was won ; and the champion club shall be 
entitled to fly the pennant until the close of 
the ensuing season. 

Sec. 9. The championship shall be decided 
in the following manner, namely : 

Within twenty-four hours after every match 
game played for the championship, the home 
club shall prepare and forward to the Secretary 
of the League, a statement containing the full 
score of the game, according to the flj 
specified in the "Playing Rules," the date, 
place where played, and the names of the club* 
and umpire : Provided, That no tie or drawn 
game shall be considered "a game" for any 
purpose, nor shall the score thereof be forward- 
ed to the Secretary. 

At the close of the season, the Secretary 
■hall prepare a tubular statement of the game* 
won aud lost by each club, according to tfcd 



^** 



OF PUOKEftRIOFAL BASE BALL CLUBS. 21 

statements so sent him f which statements shall 
be the sole evidence in the matter), and submit 
the same, with tin' statements so sent him, to 
the Board, who shall make the award in writ- 
ing, and report the same to the League at its 
annual meeting. In making the award the 
Board shall consider: 

1st. The tabular statement of the Secretary, 

2d. Forfeited games. 

3d. Games participated in by clubs which 
Have withdrawn, disbanded or forfeited their 
membership without completing their cham- 
pionship series with all other League clubs ; 
such games shall be counted to the following 
extent, namely : The Board shall ascertain the 
least number of championship games played by 
such club with any club remaining in the 
ie, and shall, from the first games partici- 
pated in during the championship season, by 
such retired club, count in the series of eacn 
League club a similar number of games, and 
a N otl participated in by such retired 

c 'ub shall not be counted in the championship 
series: Provided) That if such retired club 
s ball have failed to play at least one champion- 
ship game with every League club, all games 
participated in by it shall be thrown out en- 
tirely. 

ARTICLE XIV. 

FIKLD BTJLE8, 

Every club in this League shall be bound byrwd Rule*, 

*°g following i'i'bl Hnlrs. and must have the 

' iri "- conspicuously posted or placarded upon 

•unds, namely: No club shall allow open 

: or pool Helling upon its grounds, nor in 

,ln y building owned or occupied by it. No 



22 CONSTITUTION OP THE NATIONAL LEAGUE. 

person shall be allowed upon any part of the 
field during the progress of a game, in addition 
to those playing and the umpire, except 
managers, scorers and necessary servants of ^ 
the two clubs, and such officers of the law as ^ 
^. may be present to preserve the peace. 
Players in uniform shall not be peni; 
seat themselves among the spectators. 

The umpire is the sole judge of play, and \p 

entitled to the respect of the spectators j*Tiud 

any person hissing or hooting at, or offering 

any insult or indignity to him, must he 

•_ promptly ejected from the grounds. 

Every Huh shall furnish sufficient police 
force upon its own grounds to preserve order, 
and in the event of a crowd entering the fi< W 
during the progr< ime, and interfering 

with the play in any manner, the visiting cluh 
may refuse to play further until the field b* 
cleared; and if the ground be not cleared 
within fifteen minutes thereafter, the visiting 
club may claim, and shall be entitled, to tW 
game by a score of nine rami to none (no nia^ 
ter what number of innings have been plaj 



Amend- 
ment!. 



ARTK'LK XV. 



A.MKNIiMKNTS. 

This Constitution may be altered or amended 
by a two-thirds vote of the League at ao? 
annual meeting. 



PLAYING RULES 

or THE 

NATIONAL LEAGUE 



PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLOBS. 



1877. 



The ..nil 



HULK L.— THE MATERIALS OF THE 

GAM E; 
Section 1. The ball must weigh no! 
than five nor wore than five and one-quarter 
irdupoiA It must measure not less 
l '^ii ],iii, qoi more than nine and one-qua 
tach( ;i, circumference, It must be • imposed 
°f Woolen yarn, and shall not contain more 
than one ounee of vulcanized robber in mould 
ferm, and shall be covered with l< ither, and 
^ be furnished by the Secretary of the 

In all games, the ball or balls played 'gjMjJ!?* 
Jwh shall be ftirnished by the home club, and UwUU - 
■ball become the property of the winning club. 

No ball shall be played with in any K Ufri uil 
, . t;n, '|'i^i, i.ip game unless it is furnished by 
aryof the League. 
' ''• 1. When the ball bee 

i as to exj I tL,i Ul! 

y Way bo injured as to be unlit foi fail 
' M shall be called for by the umplfl 
Vl *d Of an i -v q imungS, at the request of 



24 



PLAYING RULES OP THE NATIONAL LEAGUE 



Baaed. 



PoNtton ■ r 



either captain. Should the ball be lost during 
a game, the umpire shall, at the expiration of 
five minutes, call for a new ball. 

Sec. 5. The bat must be round, and must 
not exceed two and one-half inches in diameter 
in the thickest part. It must be made wholly 
of wood, and shall not exceed forty-two inches 
in length. 

Sec. 6. The bases must be four in number, 
and they must be placed and securely fastened 
upon each comer of a square the sides of which 
are respectively thirty yards. The bases must 
be so constructed and placed as to be distinctly 
seen by the umpire. The first, second and third 
bases must cover a space equal to fifteen inches 
square, and the home base one square foot of 
surface. The first, second aud third bases 
shall be canvas bags, painted white and filled 
with some soft material. The home base shall 
be of white marble or stone, so fixed in the 
ground as to be even with the surface, and 
wholly within the diamond. One corner of 
said base shall &ce ii,.- pit chert portion, and 
two sides shall form part of the foal line*. 

Sec. 7. The base from which the ball is 
•struck shall be d ignaJ i i, home base, and 
must be directly opposite the second base. The 
first base must always be that upon the right 
hand, and the third base that upon the left 
hand side of the striker when occupying his 
poeition at the home base. In all match game* 
lines connecting the home and first bases, and 
the home and third bases, and also the lines 
of the striker's and pitcbert positions, shall be 
marked by the use of chalk or other suitable 
material, so as to be distinctly i d bj the um- 
pire The line of the home base shall ezl 
lour feet on each side of the baae, and shall be 



OF PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS. 



25 



drawn through its center and parallel with a 
hue extending from first to third base. Two 
hies marked in the same way as the foul Hues, 
and parallel with said foul lines, shall be drawn, 
one fifteen feet and the other fifty feet distant 
from them. 

RULE II— THE GAME. 

o£OTIOM 1. The game shall consist of nine 
innings to each side, but should the score then 
^ a tie, play shall be continued until a ma- 
jority of runs for one side, upon an equal num- 
De r of innings, shall be declared, when the 
game shall end. All innings shall be concluded 
*«eu the third hand is put out. 

8bo. 2. The home club shall first take the 
Da t. The fielders of each club shall take any 
Position in the field their captain may assign 
Miem, with the exception of pitcher, who must 
Of'livcr the ball from his appointed position. 

SKr. :;. No player taking part in a game 
B °all be replaced by another after the com- 
mencement of the second inning, except for 
reason of illneofl or injury. 

8*0. 4. No game shall be considered as 
p*yed unless five innings on each side shall 
T 6 completed. Should darkness or rain inter- 
im the third hand is put out in the 
J^Bgpart of the fifth innings of ft game, the 
^Pire shall declare "No game." 

• •">- Whenever a game of five or more 



y 

Tli** Timing* 



Portion of 
Players. 



SubrttntN, 



Fire JimiiiKS 
nerMwary. 



inoi 



darkness, and the 



Dl n^s i s stopped by rain or darl 
. Jre at the time is equal on the even innings 
Uh!? e( ^ ^' * 111 ^ k° declared drawn, but, 

<*or no other circumstances, shall a drawn 
**• >>o declared. 

t ^ R °- 6, Should rain wmmence to fall during 
ress of a match game, the umpire must 



Dt»wii 

', l!l|.>H 



filing Play 
and Timp 



26 PLAYING RULES OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE 

note the time it began, and should it continue 
for five minutes, he shall, at the request of 
either captain, suspend play. Should the rain 
continue to fall for thirty minutes, after play 
has been suspended, the game shall terminate. 

Seo. 7. When the umpire calls "play/' the 
game must at once be proceeded with. Should 
either party fail to take their appointed posi- 
tions in the game, or to commence play as re- 
quested, the umpire shall, at the expiration of 
five minutes, declare the game forfeited by the 
nine that refuse* to play. When the umpire 
calls "time/' play shall be suspended until he 
call "play" again, and during the interim no 
player shall be put out, base be run or run 
be scored. The umpire shall suspend play only 
for a valid reason, and is not empowered to do 
ho fir trivial causes at the request of any player. 

Sec. 8. The umpire, in any match game, 
shall determine when play shall be suspended, 
and, if the game cannot bo fairly concluded. i1 
shall be decided by the score of the last equal 
innings played, unleasone nine shall have com- 
pleted their innings, and the other nine shall 
have equaled or exceeded the score of their 
opponents in their incompleted innings, in 
which case the game shall be decided by the 
total score obtained, which score shall be re- 
corded as the score of the game. 

Sec. 9. When the umpire calls " Game," ft 
Hhall end, but when he merely suspends play 
for any stated period, it may be resumed a*S 
the point at which it was suspended; provided 
such suspension does not extend beyond the 
day of the match. 



p.i 






Ending n 
0«mf. 



OF PROFESSIONAL BASE BALI. CLTIBS. 27 

RULE DDL 

Sec. l.~ Any player who shall, in any way, Dotting 
be interested in any bet or wager on any League P™ hibfted - 
game, or who shall purchase or have purchased 
for him any "pool" or chance, sold or givr*n 
away, shall be expelled. 

Sec. 2, Any player who shall conspire 
with any person whatever, against the interests 
r >f his club, or by any conduct manifest a dis- 
position to obstruct the management of his 
club, may be expelled by his club. 

Sec. 3. The club is entitled to the best ser- 
vices of the player, and if any player becomes 
indifferent or careless in his play, or from any 
unable to render service <:itiV 
factory to his club, the club may, at its option, 
defuse to pay salary for such time or cancel the 
contract of said player. 

RULE IV.— PITCHING. 

Sec. L The pitcher's position shall be Thatcher'* 
^ithin a space of ground six feet square, the V" ilion - 
&6nl line of which shall be distant forty-fire 
f cet f rom the center of the home base, and the 
^ntcr of the square shall be equidistant from 
^e first and the third bases. Each corner of 
[uare shall be marked by a flat iron plate 
0r stotie six inches square fixed in the ground 
ev <m with the surface. 

Sec. 2. The player who delivers the ball to i>MiT.rin« 
!," bat must do so while wholly within the lhnh * u 
**J68 of pitcher's position. He must remain 
Wlt Mn them until the ball has left his hand, 
??d he shall not make any motion to deliver 
^ e ball to the bat while any part of his person 
2L°ttf6ide the lines of the pitcher's position. 
^ e bail must be delivered to the bat with the 



28 PLAYING RULES OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE 



A Fnili: 

DeliYery, 



Foul Batk. 







Balking, 



arm swinging nearly perpendicular at the side 
of the body, and the hand in swinging forward 
must pass below the hip. 

Sec. 3. Should the pitcher deliver the ball 
by an overhand throw, a "foul balk" shall be 
declared. Any outward swing of the arm, or 
any other swing save that of the perpendicular 
movement referred to in Section "I of this rule, 
shall be considered an overhand throw. 

Sec. 4. When a "foul balk " is called, the 
umpire shall warn the pitcher of the penalty 
incurred by such unfair delivery, and should 
such delivery be continued until / 
balks have been called in one inning, the um- 
pire shall declare the game forfeited. 

Sec. 5. Should the pitcher make any motion 
to deliver the ball to the bat and fail so to de- 
liver it — except the ball be accidentally dropped 
— or should he un ly delay the game 

by not delivering the ball to the bat, or should 
he, when in the act of delivering the ball, have 
any part of his p. t ide the lines of his 

position, the umpire shall call a "balk," and 
players occupying the bases shall take one base 
each. 

Sec. 6. Every ball fairly delivered and sent 
in to the bat over the home bane and at the 
height called for by the batsman shall be con- 
sidered a good ball. 
called ban,. Sec. 7. All balls delivered to the bat which 
are not sent in over the home base and at the 
height called for by the batsman shall be con- 
sidered unfair balls, and every third ball so 
delivered must be called. When " three balls" 
have been called, the striker shall take fir.-t 
base, and all players who are thereby forced to 
leave a base shall take one base. Neither » 



Good ball*. 



OP PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS. 



29 



The 

bat-iuan's 
pottiti'ju, 



u ball M nor a " strike " shall be called until the 
ball has passed the home base. 

Sec. 8. All balls delivered to the bat which Dead haXU - 
shall touch the striker's bat without being 
struck at, or his (the batsman's) person while 
standi Qg in his position, or which shall hit the 
person of the umpire — unless they be passed 
balls, shall 1>.j considered dead balls, and shall 
be so called by the umpire, and no players 
shall be put out, base be run, or run be scored 
°n any such ball ; but if a dead ball be also an 
u nf'uir ball, it shall be couuted as one of the 
fcUie unfair balls which shall entitle the striker 
to a base. 

RULE V.— BATTING DEPARTMENT. 

OTION 1. The batsman's or striker's 
Position shall be within a space of ground 
tooated on either side of the home base, six feet 
by three feet wide, extending three feet 
*& front of and three feet behind the line of 
fhehome base, and with its nearest line distant 
,1?H * i ; »ut from the home base. 

• . 2. The batsmen must take their po- Th« onkr of 
in the order in which they arc named Btrlkiu *- 
jj n the score-book, After the first inning, the 
^t striker in each inning shall be the bats- 
f&an whose name follows that of the third man 
° ut in the preceding inni 

Any batsman railing t<> take his po- 

,S|,,i >n at the bat in his order of Btrildng — 

. reason of illness or injury, or by eon- 

'''"*- of the captains of the < nines — 

11 11 |j,. .1. , i nvd out, unless the error be dis- 

t i Vcr ''l before a fair ball has been struck, or 

trikcr put out, 

i Any batsman foiling 1 is jpo- BtftHiag to 

u>h at the bat within em* mmuU after the itrik * 



Falling 

to take 

; 



30 jfLAYiNU RULES OF THE NATIONAL. LEAGUE 



Spedfyiuir 



Qvod balla to 
the but. 



umpire has called for the striker shall be de- 
clared out. 

Sec. 5. The batsman, on taking his positii >n . 
must call for either a " high bait'' a «hw 
baM" or a "/air bad'' and the umpire shall 
notify the pitcher to deliver the ball as required ; 
such call shall not be changed after the first 
ball delivered. 

Sec. 6. A "high ball" shall be one sent 
in above the belt of the batsman, but not higher 
than his shoulder. A " low ball M shall be one 
sent in at the height of the belt, or between 
that height and the knee, but not higher than 
his belt. A "fair ball" shall be one be- 
tween the range of shoulder high and the knee 
of the striker. All the above must be over the 
home base, and when fairly delivered, shall be 
considered fair balls to the bat. 

Sec. 7. Should the batsman fail to strike at 
the ball he calls for, or should. he strike at and 
fail to hit. the ball, the umpire shall call " one 
strike," and "two strikes," should he again 
fail. When two strikes have been called, 
should the batsman not strike at the next 
" good ball" the umpire shall warn him by 
calling "fair ball." But should he strike at 
and fail to hit the ball, or should he foil to 
strike at or to hit the next good ball, : - three 
strikes " must be called, and the batsman must 
run to first base as in the case of hitting a fair ball- 

Sec. 8. The batsman, when in the act of 
striking at the ball, must stand wholly within 
the lines of his position. 
AtouUinL.,. Sec. 9. Should the batsman step outsit 
the lines of his position when he strikes tb« 
ball, the umpire shall call "foul strike and out,' 
and base-runners shall return to the bases the/ 
occupied when the ball was hit. 



i 

strike. 



A tun 






Off PROFESSIONAL BA3E BALL CLUBS. 



The foul 
linoa. 



A fair hit 

bull. 



Sec. 1 0. The foul lines shall be unlimited in 
length, and shall run from the right and left 
hand corners of the home base through the cen- 
ter of first and third bases to the foul posts, 
Which shall be located at the boundary of the 
field and within the range of home and first 
base, and home and third base. Said lines shall 
°e marked and on the inside, from base to base, 
With chalk, or some other white substance, so 
a s to be plainly seen by the umpire. 

Sec. 11. If the ball from a fair stroke of 
tie bat first touches the ground, the person of 
* player, or any other object, either in front of, 
°r on the foul ball lines, it shall be considered 
fair. 

If the ball from a fair stroke of the bat fir.st a foul Lit 
Ouches the ground, the person of a player, or 
an y other object, behind the foul ball lines, it 
j*hall be declared foul, and the ball so hit shall 
pe called foul by tfcc umpire even before touch- 
lri g the ground, if it he seen falling foul. 

The following are exceptions to the foregoing 
section : All balls batted directly to the ground 
^at bound or rull within the foul lines between 
home and first or home and third buses, without 
first touehiug the person of a player, shall bo 
^Dsidcred fair. All balls batted directly to the 
pound that bound or roll outside the foul linns 
jtetWeen home and first or home and third 
bases, without first touching the person of a 
J^ a Jer, shall bo considered foul. In either of 
PjGSe eases the first point of contact between the 
°*ttcd ball and the ground shall not be regarded. 

Sec. 12. When the batsman has fairly When 
* tr uek a fair ball, he shall vacate his position, C 
*°d he shall then be considered a base-runner ■»»•«*«« 
nt il ho is put out ur scores his run. 



32 PLAYING RULES OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE 

ttcm Sec. 13. The batsman shall be declared P^ 

are pot out by the umpire as follows : 

On the fly. 



\ 



% On tho 

bound. 



At first base. 



On three 
itrikes. 



If a fair* or foul ball be caught before touch- 
ing the ground, provided it be not caught in 
player's hat or cap. . 

If a foul ball be similarly held,^ after touch- 
ing the ground but once. 

If a fair ball be securely held by a field* 
while touching first base with any part of ^ 
person before the base runner touches said bn& ■ 

If after three strikes have been called, *? 
fails to touch first base before the ball is leg&'v 
held there. 

If after three strikes have been called, ^ 
ball be caught before touching tho ground ° 
after touching the ground but once. 

If he plainly attempts to hinder the catchc 
from catching tho ball, evidently without cfto,, 
to make a fair strike, or makes a "foul strike- 



Tonchinc 
tbo totes. 



rau- 
first. 



Forced off & 

bftlf 



RULE YL— RUNNING THE BASKS 
Section 1. Players running bases 
touch each base in regular order, viz: org 
second, third and home bases; and W^ 
obliged to return to bases they have occU .^ t |j 
they must retouch them in reverse order, & l 
when running on fair and foul balls. 1° . e 
latter case the base runner must return to ^ ^ 
base where he belongs on the run and not 
walk. No base shall be considered as h : \ 
been occupied or held until it has been touc j j 

Sec. 2. No player running the base 
be forced to vacate the base he occupies un u i<J 
the batsii :ucs a base-runner. $et 

the - occupied by a base-r^y 

when a fair ball Is struck, the base-runner *j^ 
cease to be entitled to hold said base untu 



OP PROFESSIONAL BA$E BALL CLUBS. 



player running to first base shall be put out. The 
same rule shall apply in the case of the occu- 
pancy of the other bases under similar circum- 
stances. No base-runner shall be forced to vacate 
the base he occupies if the base-runner succeeding 
him is not thus obliged to vacate his base. 
. Sec. 3. Players forced to vacate their bases 
^ay be put out by any fielders in the same 
banner as when running to first base. 

Sec. 4. The player running to first base shall 
ta at liberty to overrun said base without his 
being put out for being off the base after first 
touching it, provided that in so overrunning the 
kase he make no attempt to run to second base, 
to such case he must return at once and retouch 
fii"st base, and after retouching said base he can 
be put out as at any other base. If in so over- 
inning first base, he also attempts to run to 
second base, he shall forfeit such exemption 
from being put out. 

Sec. 5. Any player running a base who 
shall run beyond three feet from the line from 
base to base in order to avoid being touched by 
the ball in the hands of a fielder shall be de- 
clared out by tho umpire, with or without 
a ppeal, but in case a fielder be occupying tho 
gunner's proper path attempting to field a batted 
^11, then the runner shall run out of the path 
an d behind said fielder, and shall not be declared 
out f or K0 doing. 

1 Skc. G. One run shall be scored every time 
a 'base-runner, after having regularly touched 
Jhc first three bases, shall touch the home base 
"Sfore tin are out. If the third hand 

£ ut is forced out, or is put out before reaching 
1 r base, a run shall not be scored. 

Sec. 7. When a "balk" is called by the 
^uipire, every player running the bases shall 



How put out. 
wben forced. 



Overrunning 

first base. 



Runnlngout 
of thu line of 



When a run 
U itcored. 



Taking tant 
on talks. 



Taking bases 
on 

colled balls. 



34 PLAYING RULES OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE 

take one base without being put out, and shall 
do so on the run. 

Sec. 8. When three " balls" have been 
called by the umpire, the batsman shall take 
one base, provided he do so on the run, without 
being put out, and should any base-runner be 
forced thereby to vacate his base, he also shall 
take one base. Each base-runner thus given a 
base shall be at liberty to run to other bases 
besides the base given, but only at the risk of 
being put out in so running. 

Sec. 9. A base-runner shall be considered 
as holding a base, viz., entitled to occupy it» 
until he shall have regularly touched the next 
base iu order. 

Sec. 10, No base shall be run or run be 
scored when a fair or foul ball has been caught 
or momentarily held before touching the ground, 
unless the base held when the ball was hit is 
retouched by the base runner after the ball b^ 
been so caught or held by the fielder. 

Sec. 11. No run or base can be made upon 
a foul ball that shall touch the ground befure 
being caught or held by a fielder, and any playc* 
running bases shall return, without being p ufc 
out, to the base he occupied when the ball was 
struck, and remain on such base until the ball 
is held by the pitcher. 

Sec. 12. Any player running the bases on 
fair or foul balls caught before touching *h# 
ground must return to the ba.«=c he occupy 
when the ball was struck, and retouch BUOD 
base before attempting to make another or 
score a run, and said player shall be liable to n e 
put out in so returning, as in the case of run' 
ning to first base when a fair ball is hit an<* 
not caught flying. 



Hold'ng a 

bast;. 



Itnnmnc 

bases on 1"<ir 

and Ibul fly 

balls. 



ItrtnrnlnRto 
bast** on Jon I 
ground bulla. 



OF PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS. 



35 



Obstructing 

base- 

runaon. 



Seo. 13. If the player running the bases is 
prevented from making a base by the obstruc- 
tion of an adversary, he shall be entitled to that 
base and shall not be put out. 

Sec. 14. No player shall be allowed a sub- 
stitute in running the bases, except for illness 
or injury ; in such a case the opposing captain 
shall select the man to run as substitute. 

Sec. 15. Any player running the bases shall 
l»e declared out if, at any time, while the ball 
18 in play, he be touched by the ball in the 
hand of a fielder, without some part of his per- 
son is touching a base. 

If a ball be held by a fielder on the first base 
Wore the base-runner, after hitting a fair ball, 
touches that base, he shall be declared out. 

Any base-runner failing to touch the b 
r uns for shall be declared out if the ball be 
held by a fielder, while touching said base, 
Wore the base-runner returns and touches it. 

Any base-runner who shall in any way inter- 
fere with or obstruct a fielder while attempting 
to catch a fair fly ball, or a foul ball, shall ho 
declared out - ^ no willfully obstructs a fielder 
from fielding a ball, he shall bo declared out, 
& nd, if a batted ball strike him, he shall be 
declared out. 

If a base-runner, in running from home to 
first base, shall run inside the ibul line, or more 
tiian three feet outside of it, he shall be declared 
out. 

Rule vil— the umpire and ij is 
i3i i tEa 

Sfxtion 1. Before the beginning of the Selecting a 
Ikying season, the League shall select three um ^^ 
Rentlcmcn of good repute, competent to act as 
Spires, and who are residents in each city (or 



Substitutes 

iti running 

buses. 



Flow ba«e~ 

runnorsaro 

put out 



Prefi". 
Riven to the 
Daws- runner. 



Failing to 
touch a base. 



Obstructing 
a fielder. 



36 PI AYING RULES OP THE NATIONAL LEAGUE 



immediate locality) where there is a League club- 
At least three hours before each championship 
game, the manager of the visiting club shall, i° 
the presence of the manager of the home club, 
draw one of the three names of gentlemen so 
designated for that city, who shall immediately 
be notified by the manager of the home club t° 
act as umpire for the game in question. 1° 
case of inability of either or all of such three 
gentleman to act as umpire, the captains of the 
contesting nines shall, by lot, choose an un** 
piro. 
rianging an Sec. 2, The umpire shall not be changed 
umpire, <juriug the progress of a -match game, except 
lor reason of illness or injury, or by the consent 
of the captains of the two contesting nines, H* 
case he shall have willfully violated the rales 0* 
the game. 

Sec. 3. Before the commencement of a 
mutch, the umpire shall see that the rule* 
governing the materials of the game, and als<j 
those applicable to the positions of batsmen and 
pitcher, are strictly observed. Also that the 
fence in the rear of the catcher's position & 
distant not less than ninety feet from the hon» e 
base, except it mark the boundary line of the 
field, in which case the umpire, for every bal* 
passiug the catcher and touching the ftncfi* 
shall give each ba-e-runner one base withou 
hi being put out. 

Before calling " play," the umpire shall as* 
the captain of the home club whether there af 
any special ground rules to reed, and » 

there arc, he shall see that they arc duly c»' 
forced, provided they do not conflict with aP; 
rules of the game. 
Ucb"!r/ Sec - 4 * ^° decision rendered by the « in P^ 
on any point of play iu base-running shall b 



Special 
duties. 



Special 

ground 
rulcB. 



OF PilOFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS. 



37 



^versed upon the testimony of any of the 
players. But if it shall be shown by the cap- 
kill of either of the contesting clubs that the 
Empire has palpably misinterpreted the rules, 
&* given an erroneous decision, he shall reverse 
Ka td decision. 

Sec, 5. Should the umpire be unable to see Decision* 
whether a catch has been fairly made or not, onCdtcbee 
ke shall be at liberty to appeal to the bystand- 
£ r «, and to render his decision according to the 
direst testimony at command. 

Sec. G. No person, not engaged in the interfering 
^me 5 shall be permitted to occupy any position lUeumj'tro. 
^'thiu the lines of the field of contest, or in 
an y way interrupt the umpire during the prog- 
r os.s of the game. No player except the cap- 
kin or player especially designated by him shall 
^dress the umpire concerning any point of play 
ln dispute, and any violation of this rule shall 
Subject the offender to an immediate reprimand 
b >' J he umpire. 

Sec. 7. The umpire shall require the play- lottrfo 
cr 9 on the batting side who are not at the bat* 1 ** 1 *** 
0r running the ep at a distance of 

J)°t less than fifty feet from the line of home and 
tr5i t base and home and third base, or further 
fj " if he so decide. The captain and one assist- 
*?t only shall be permitted to coach players run- 
ni , n £ the bases, and they must not approach 
^thin fifteen feet of the foul lines. 
, Sec. 8. Should any fielder stop or catch the Vntait 
°*U With his hat, cap, or any part of his dl^.^S2f6n? 
[ l0 umpiro should call if dead ball," and tho 
f as e-ruritiera shall each bc~ entitled to two bases 
gto any fair hit ball so stopped or caught. 
' 10l 'l'l the ball be stopped by any person not 
;ed ,in the game, the umpire must call 
d ° a d ball," and players running bases at the 



"38 PLAYING RULES OP THE NATIONAL LEAGUE" 

time shall be entitled to the bases they were 
running for, and the ball be regarded as dead 
until settled in the hands of the pitcher while 
standing within the lines of his position. 
violation of Sec. 9. Any match game in which the um- 
pire shall declare any section of this code of 
rules to have been willfully violated shall at once 
be declared by him to have been forfeited by 
the club at fault. 

Sec. 10. No manager, captain or player 
shall address the audience, except in case of 
necessary explanation ; and any manager, cap- 
tain, or player, who shall use abusive, threat- 
ening or improper language to the audience, 
shall be punished by suspension from play for 
twenty days and forfeiture of bis salary for such 
period. 

Sec. 11. No section of these Rules shall be 
construed as conflicting with or affecting &&J 
article of the Constitution. 



RULE VIII. — SCORING. 

In order to promote uniformity in scoring champion- 
ship games, the following instructions, suggestions and 
definitions are made for the benefit of scorers of Leag^ 
clubs, and they are required to make the scores mentioned 
in Sec. 9, Art. XIII, of the League Constitution in *& 
cordance therewith. 

BATTi 
Section 1. The first item in the tabulated score* 
after the player's name and position, shall be the numb er 
of times he has been at bat during the game. Any tim* 
or times where the player has been sent to base on calk* 
balls shall not be included in this column. 
* Sec. 2. In the second column Bhould be set do* 
tbfl runs made by each player. 



M E E T 1 N G 

or Tin; 

DIRECTORS OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE 



PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS, 



HELP AT THE 



Kennard Howe, Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, Dec, 7ft, A. II. 1876, 



Present — Messrs. 



Chase, Fowle, Ferguson and 



^ The President being absent, Mr. ('mask was eh 
Resident pro ( CMt On the motion of Mr. Fowu; the 
0a rd proceeded to business. 

The Secretary submitted a tabular statement of games 
^ 0r * and lost by each of the contesting League Clubs 
f^g the season of 1876, showing t: I \go Club 
.? Wc won the championship. Mr. Fowlk moved 
Mt the games remaining unplayed by the Athletic and 
£"tfttaJcFubs l)e declared Forfeited by a score of nine runs 

ll °ne, and that the Secretary's report be so amended 
the same. Lost. The Secretary's report 



to 



Jf Jo include 

j?8 IjU release from the Louisville Club, claiming that 



\* H then adopted, Mr. Fowle voting in the negative. 
p * J. A. DEVLIN presented an appeal in writing, a-k- 



n. 



*lub had failed to comply with tho conditions of his 



42 

contract. Mr. Chase presented a counter statement. 
On motion of Mr. Apollonio, Mr. Devlin 
granted leave to withdraw his appeal. Mr. Ferguson 
presented written charges against Mr. Bond, and asked 
his expulsion. The Chair ruled that the charges could 
not be entertained. A communication was received 
from the four Western clubs , recommending that tn 
Athletic and Mutual clubs be declared as having i° r * 
feited their membership in the League on account o* 
their failure to play games due to the said clubs. &** 
Thompson, having been sent for, acknowledged the fec& 
as stated, to be true, and requested that he be heard 
before the League. 

On motion of Mr. Fowle, the following resolution 
was adopted : 

" Resolved, That the Athletic Base Ball Club, of 
Philadelphia, Pa., and the Mutual Base Ball Club. f 
Brooklyn, N. Y., have forfeited their membership in th* 
League." 

Mr. Apollonio moved that the request of #£ 
Thompson, in being heard before the League, be granted 
Carried. A communication was received from tlesS& 
Anson, Battin and Bradley, asking their r< 
from engagements with the Athletic Base Ball Club to 
reasons stated. The Board decided that they had » 
jurisdiction, and directed the Secretary to present tn 
same to the League. 

The report of the Secretary and Treasurer was P r ^ 
sented, and, on motion, it was accepted and ordered ph* cC 
on file. On motion, the Board adjourned to meet 0, 
the following day, at ten o'clock A. AL, or at the call 
the Chairman. 

Tuesday, Dec. 7. A. D. 1876. 
Board met at 11 o'clock A. M. Present— Me*£ 
Ciiask, Fowls, Apollonio and Feuouson. v . 
motion of Mr. Fowle, the action of the Board in Tei 



43 

Son to the communication of Messrs. Anson, Battin 
*nd Bradley was reconsidered. Without further 
action, the communication was again referred to the 
League. No further business appearing, on motion ad- 
journed. 



Signed, 



Chas. E. Chase, 
Rout. Ferguson, 
Ciias. A. Fowle, 
N. T. Apollonio, 

Directors, 



ANNUAL MEETING 

OFTIIE 

NATIONAL LEAGUE 



PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS, 



IICI.D AT THE 



Kennrd Home, Cleveland Ohio, Thursday, Dec. 7(h ( A, I>. 1876. 



1 2:30 P. M. The meeting was called to order by Mr. 
C. E. Chase, President pro tcm. The following gentle- 
men presented their credentials : 

N. T. Apollonio. and Harry Wright representing the 
Boston B. R C; C. E. Chase and C. W. Johnstone, 
representing the Louisville B. B. C. ; W. A. Hulbert 
and A. G. Mills, representing the Chicago B. B. C. 
fc Ferguson, representing the Hartford B. B. C 
Chas. A. Fowle, representing the St. Louis B. B. C. 
J. L. Keek, representing the Cincinnati B. B. C. 

ml ge Y' T hon} P son ' ^presenting the Athletic B. B. C 

The President being absent, Mr. Apollonio was chosen 
1 resident pro tem. Mr. Hulbert moved that the follow- 
ing be the order of business. Carried. 

1st. Reading minutes of last meeting. 

^d. Report of Secretary. 

3d Report of Board of Directors. 

4th. Miscellaneous business. 

Bth, Amendments of constitution. 

bth. Amendments of playing ru 



45 



7 th. Election of new members. 

8th. Election of officers. 

9th. Adjournment. 

I >n motion, the reading of the minutes of the last 
meeting was dispensed with. The Board of Directors 
submitted their report. On motion of Mr. Mills, the 
report was received. Mr. Keck moved that Mr. Thomp- 
son be heard in defense of his club. Mr. Thompson 
submitted a written statement in defense. Mr. Mills 
called for the reading of the communication from the four 
Western clubs, and moved the adoption of the resolution 
therein recommended. Carried. Mr. Wright moved 
that when the vote upon expulsion is taken, it be by 
yeas and nays. Carried. Mr. Keck offered the following: 
Whereas, the League having adopted the resolution of 
the Board of Directors of 1870, as follows : Resolved, 
that the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia, Pa., 
and the Mutual Base Ball Club of Brooklyn, N. Y., have 
forfeited their membership in this League; therefore. 

Be it resolved, that, in accordance with the adoption of 
said resolution, the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadel- 
phia, Pa., and the Mutual Base Ball Club of Brooklyn, 
W. Y., be, and the same are hereby, expelled from this 
League. Upon the roll being called, the vote of every 
club was recorded in the affirmative. 

The communication of Messrs. Anson, Battin and 
Bradley was read, and, on motion, it was laid on the table. 

Mr. Ferguson called for the reading of charges pre- 
ferred by him against Mr. Bond. The Chair ruled that 
the communication could not bo received. Mr. Keck 
appealed from the decision of the Chair. The Chair was 
sustained. The meetingriext proceeded to consider pro- 
posed amendments to the Constitution, which, as amended, 
Were adopted as follows : (See Constitution.) 

On motion, a proposition made by Mr. L. II. Mahn, 
of Huston, Mass., to furnish a uniform ball for the D 
°f the League, was accepted, the object being to secure 



46 



a uniform ball as per sample selected. On motion, it 
was ordered that the Secretary shall inspect and stamp 
all balls to be furnished to the League Clubs. 

Pending the consideration of amendments to the play- 
ing rules, the meeting adjourned to meet on the follow- 
ing day at 9:30 A. M. 

Friday, Dec. 8, A. D. 1876. 

Meeting called to order at 10.20 A. M., and resumed 
the consideration of amendments to the playing rules, 
which, as amended, were adopted as follows : (See Rules-) 

The following resolution was adopted: 

JResolved,Thzt on and after March 15, 1877, no League 
Club shall employ or play in its nine any player to whose 
services any other club of good standing, either in or 
out of the League, is entitled by legal contract." 

On motion, It was Resolved, that the publication of the 
"Official Book" be left in the hands of the Secretary. 

Mr. Ferguson moved that when we adjourn, it be to 
meet at the Kennard House, Cleveland, Ohio, at the time 
called for in the Constitution. Carried. 

On motion, a vote of thanks was tendered to the pro- 
prietor of the Kennard House, for kind and courteous 
treatment received, and facilities extended the League 
during its session. 

Mr. Keck offered the following resolution : 

11 Resolved, That Messrs. Hulbert and Wright be ap- 
pointed a committee on schedule, and they are hereby au- 
thorized as follows : 31 r . Hulbert to submit the Western 
schedule, and Mr. Wright the Eastern. Both shall 
arrange and submit a schedule for games between the 
Last and West. They shall submit the same to all clubs 
directly interested, who shall endorse their approval or 
disapproval and forward the sunc to the Secretary of 
the League. If a majority agree, the Secretary to notify 
each club of said agreement If the majority should 
disagree, the committee shall submit an amended schedule 
to be agreed to as 



befo 



IV. 



47 



Mr. Fowle offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

'•''solved. That the League desires to express to 
to Mr. Young, Secretary of the League, its high appre- 
ciation of the faithful and efficient manner in which he 
has discharged the duties of his office during the initial 
year of the League. 

In the selection of Umpires, it was agreed that each 
w&b shall, prior to March 1st, of each year, send to the 
Secretary the names of not less than five persons of good 
rc pute and who are competent to act, and resident of 
*hc city or immediate vicinity where the club is located. 
■The lists of persons so submitted shall be, by the Secre- 
cy, transmitted to every club — except the club propos- 
ln g same — and the three persons on each list receiving 
the greatest number of approvals shall be the persons 
elected to act under the provisions of Sec. 1, Itule VII, 
0l ' Playing Rules in their respective districts. 

The meeting next proceeded to select a Board of 
Directors, with the following result : 

■ , Boston B. B. Club. 

C. E. Chase, Louisville B. B. Club. 
M. G. Bulkelcy, Hartford B. B. Club. 
W. A. Hulbert, Chicago B. B. Ciwh. 
Charles A. Fowle, St. Louis B. B. Club. 

Mr. Hulbert nominated Mr. Apollonio for President 
°f the League, but Mr. A. declined the honor, whore- 
son Mr. \\\ A. Hulbert was unanimously elected. 

On motion of Mr. Chase, Mr. N. E. Young was re- 
acted Secretary, and his salary fixed at live hundred 
hilars ($500) per annum. 

No further business appearing, on motion, adjourned 

*° meet at the Kcnnard House, Cleveland, Ohio, on 

Wednesday, December 5, A. D. 1877, at 12 o'clock 

*°on, unless fooncr convened by order of the President. 

ued) W. A. HULBKKT, 

N. E. FoUNO, Frcsident. 

Secretary. 



48 



SPECIAL CLUB RULES FOR 1877- 
The parties hereto agree that, during the ball playfojj 
season of 1877, in consideration of the advantages to each 
of a uniform system of club rules, and of division of g*** 
receipts, each club subscribing hereto, shall pay t0 
every other club subscribing hereto, fur each cham- 
pionship game of ball in which such other club shaft 
as "visiting club," contest against it upon its o* 1 } 
grounds, the sum of fifteen (15) cents for each an' 1 
every person admitted to such grounds to witness such 
game, or any part thereof, or admitted to such ground 
for any other purpose, prior to such game, and remain^ 
after its commencement, excepting only players of ^ e 
contesting clubs, policemen in uuiform, and ten (1°) 
other persons. We further agree that for the pur; 
of this agreement, a " game" shall be that in which on 
full inning shall be played by the contesting clubs, i° 
accordance with the playing rules of the League. '^ hc 
number of persona admitted to the grounds shall be de- 
termined by the use of the necessary number of self-rcgi* 
tering turnstiles, the keys of which shall be delivered totb« 
agent of the visiting club before the opening of the ground* 
for each game, and such a:rent of the visiting club shall viso 
have the right to affix a seal to the register or box of s« clJ 
turnstile. Wc further agree that we will pay for the f/' 
noeaof the umpire a sum not exceeding five dollar 
per game ; the home club to pay same, and if extra expend 
be incurred in securing the attendance of such unip ir °' 
the contesting clubs shall equally divide said extra ex- 
pense. 

Wc further agree, and do* hereby notify all pltf*? 

now under contract, or that may hereafter contract *»" 
cither club subscribing hereto, that each player must Pg 
thirty dollars f 830) for the uniform furnished him ^ 
tnoclub for the season of 1877, and must, at his o*» 
expense keep the same clean and in good repair, »* 
that, while absent with his club upon a tour or tour* 



49 - 

'V in £ the season of 1877, the sum of fifty cents per day 
^11 be deducted from his pay. And we further agree 
hat we will not engage or play any player that may be 
pleased by any club subscribing hereto, on account oi 
Agreement between such player and his club, growing 
out of an j stipulation of this agreement. 

In witness whereof, the_ parties hereto have hereunto 
set their names, in the City of Cleveland, State of Ohio, 
Ul is eighth day of December, A. D, 1876. 

The Chicago Ball Club, 

By W. A. Ilulbtrt, Prct't. 

The Cincinnati Ball Club, 

By J. L. Keck $ Brot. 

The Louisville Base Ball Club, 

By Chat. E. Chase, Vice Pret't. 

The Boston Base Ball Association, 

By N. T. Appolonio, P(tit< 

The Hartforp Base Ball Club, 

By Robert Ferguson. 

Tun St. Louis Base Ball Club, 

By Chat. A. Fotcle, Secrr 



50 



BATTING AVERAGES 

Of Players who have taken part in six or mot* 
Championship Games, 



NAME. 



CLUB. 



1 Barnes Chicago 



23 
21 
25 
26 
27 
23 

20 
30 



H-H Athletic 

Chicago 

3IcVey Chicago 

AhMjjj Chicago 

Clinton Louisville.. 

Myerlo Athletic... 

WhtU Chicago 

Mines ..JChi. 

Higham ...JUartford 



Wk« St. Louis.., 

O'Krurkc, \ Boston 

B*?Hn, \ * UnUTillo.. 

■ViMing, \ BgQ 

Andrus, / Chicago 

-i? trejr Hertford 

F»I'P St. Luiii* 

igKKler lAlhh-tic .... 

i^ti'M Bt Loots 

g««<« Athletic... 

* ri *H I (Boston 

S«»»i i -tow 

\\ M *r Uthleiic... 

f°"f? aBdautl.. 

K«UilUil, ) Mutual , 

', > Boston 

ttenisen, j |IIartlbrU 

■toman » a iion 

J*** J Mutual 

r': 1 !' 1 Hartford .... 

A^- t ago..... 

™" , « , »i UaMiit... 

UirtfuPi.. ., 



Holdswortb, 

McCtaarr. 

Mnrrill, 
Mills, 
M mining, 
Dean, 
UirharJt, 



j 



Mutual., 
' Hartford „. 

. Loni-viik-.. 

■uls 

I .i 

(Hartford..... 
Boston 

. Cin< . 
I Louisville... 






66 


342 


60 


276 


i 66 


310 


03 


310 


06 


321 


16 


60 


55 


259 


n 


310 


Cl 


306 


',7 


314 


63 


290 


7U 


827 


63 


301 


60 


293 


6 


36 


66 


292 


64 


300 


68 


170 


64 


289 


M 


239 


7o 


343 


<;o 


280 


69 


260 


C4 


283 


64 


242 


64 




G9 


325 


69 


310 


66 


265 


45 


162 


33 


147 


66 


261 


12 


48 


62 




G9 


814 


C7 


290 


CO 


278 


CO 


281 


00 




70 




;;i 


140 


65 


29*. 






~idr~T9o 

.355 0-85 

.348 1.0J 

.345 0.98 

.342 0-85 

.338 0.60 

.838 0.8* 

.335 1.00 

.330 0.97 

.325 0.68 

.314 0.87 

.312 0.87 

.312 0.66 

.305 0.8o 

.806 6*2 

,301 0.76 

2i*T 0.94 

.205 0.72 

.294 0-63 

,202 O.g 

.291 l.g 

.291 0.83 

.286 0.71 

.279 0.C2 

■27? °<g 

.277 0.83 

.277 0.9J 

.276 «•-; 

.275 O.iJ 

.274 0.40 

.272 L'J 

.272 U.43 

271 <'- d0 

284 0.4} 

.204 0.6J 

.203 40 

.5*9 0.89 

259 0.JJ 

.281 0-'* 
U.2J 

.257 0.51 



51 



Batting Averages — Continued, 



*1 

u 
i', 
44 

45 1 

ifl 

47 

(9 

BO 

14 

6,> 

Of, 

&7 

so 

80 

M 

as 

83 
H 

86 

84 



NAME. 


CLUB. 


A — 

h 


J 

t 

1 


■i 

a 




U * £ 


3 . 

Eg 

< 


Allison, > 

g°»*rtj 

Uouth, 1 

Hastings, j " 

K easier 

Ritt-reon 


Hart turd 


43 
12 
63 
G7 
&9 
15 
69 
67 
55 
7" 
86 
68 
• 4 

r.i 

62 
34 
17 

&o 
02 
45 
22 
6-» 
22 
58 
54 
5G 
57 
32 
80 
67 

:.l 
4. 
31 
56 
32 

D 

G4 
11 
M 
M 
57 
24 

6 
31 


68 
21 


164 19 
43 8 

281 31 

2S8 30 
2o5 26 
62 8 
322 66 
273 47 
242 32 
290 47 
m 12 

289 46 

H<i 27 
08 4 

234 33 
200 30 
191 20 

90, 11 
289, 48 

M 12 

222 30 
248 24 
230 17 

128 U 
257 47 
141 24 

lti 82 

227 18 
124 19 
106 12 

2 J0 21 

65 2 

123 la 

19 11 


42 
11 
71 
73 
64 
13 
B0 
88 

GO 
72 
32 
61 

68 

88 

70 
33 
16 
55 
62 
44 
22 
66 
19 
60 
60 
65 
49 
27 
23 
54 
41 
29 
89 
27 
46 
25 
21 
7 
44 
48 
10 
40 

88 

17 
4 

19 

6 
31 
12 


.256 
.268 
.253 
.253 
.261 

.250 
.249 
.249 
.218 
.248 
.248 
.217 
,918 

."J 10 
.242 
.235 
.235 
,238 

,230 
.229 
.228 
.220 

.229 

.212 
.211 
.211 
.210 
.207 
.205 
.201 
.201 
.202 
.201 
.200 
.200 
.194 
.187 
.182 
,181 
.177 
.177 
,182 

.1"! 

,154 
.160 
.160 

.135 


0.44 


Louisville 

Cincinnati 

Louisville 

Cincinnati 

Athletic .. 

Hartford.— 


0.25 
0.49 
0.54 
0.44 
0.53 


^unlock, 1 


0.95 
0.70 
68 


Knight, 1 

Schafer > 


Athletic 


Boston 

< "focinuati 

Louisville 

St Louis 

Cincinnati 

St. Louis 

Boston 

Louiaville 

f 'inciuniiti 

St. Lou la 


67 


iFisher, j 

■ftyan 


0.84 

o;49 


Bradley,! 


0.45 
0.44 

0.74 
0.80 

0.23 


Qould, } 

CuthUrt 

(Whitney, ) 
Chapman, > 


gtoaon, J 

l^lonc 

Illir-lcS 


0.59 
0.63 


Mutual 


0.44 


galona 

[■° re fr... ....... 


Athletic ... 

Athletic 


0.64 

0.80 


fart 


Boston 

dm -iiinatl 

Athletic 


0.64 
0.33 
0.66 







Mutnal 

Mutual «... 

AtliU-tic 


0.43 
0.30 


Zettlcin, \ 


31 


Hartford 

Mutual 

Boston ~ 

Chicago 

gl [iQtiit 


0.37 
0..82 

0.77 
0.07 


B**i 

lAlllnon, J 

Bwtaty„. 


I uni-villt- 


0.29 


Cincinnati 




0.82 




0.78 


) 


St Lonli 

Cincinnati 

lit 


0.48 
0.11 
0.37 


"HlUmi, j 


r T;"" ivillo 

liM| lt( .| 




0.45 


LoiiInvHIo 


0.14 


igtblniao, ) 

2° in ml no 

Carting 


Mutual 

81 Louii 

Mutual 

1 

LouUvill* • •••• 


0.35 
0.58 
0.60 








r. 1 

*OU*<jf 


Boston 


0.08 




0.18 


AthleUc 


0.62 



52 



FIELDING AVERAGES 

Of Players who have taken part in six or i*> ord 
Championship Games. 



FIRST BASEMEN. 



NAME. 



CLUB. 



Fisler 

Olfnu 

Dchliiiiin., 

AllirtMU,. 

McVey.. 



Athletic 

Mutual 

Chicago 

St Umii 

LonUville 

~~ Chicago... 

t. e . r,H dl Lottfarttls. 

5" 1 * f Ilanfunl 

Athletic, 



miin i 

Knight „ f 

Unull... i 



Muman. 

Ztttletn 

S2?> ..At! 



Cincinnati.. 

Boston 

Athletic™.. 



^1 
9 >. 

L. *. 

II 



131 
Ml 
109 

M 

; 

667 

644 

m» 
Ml 

67 
824 

Til 



li 13 






5w 5,0 



137 
678 
107 
791 

93 
62S 
710 
6 f J3 

QS 
636 
749 

61 



§ lf 



~yfs 

,#* 

.'944 

933 

.923 
.915 
.878 



SECOND" P.A SEMEN. 



: "^t IlonWriU 

• Chic -• 

JIS !'. 1 '"' lUrlfurl 

1 SWMrrfih Umitnile,. 



..... 6 
.... M 



::::;:: «. 



,' 



Batten.* 

AthlM 
Mutual 



2a 18 2 
107 109 M 

129 i««» W 

CC 22 
ibl 41 



40 
402 

431 

630 
37C 
60 
000 
190 
US 

pa 

220 



-y30 
>10 

V-' 
£00 

900 



53 

Field i .vo Avekaok — Continued. 



THIRD BASEMEN. 



NAMK. 



CLOB. 



*1 



»f. Loud [ 63 

Chicago. 



■i ~ ;- 

■"•on lUrtfurU... I 69 

If...t.m 

?!.- v 7^ Athletic 

« 2JJ hol « ■ ) Mutual 

7 f; ''7 i c IhdnoatJ 

a i'"' ,h Cincinnati J 20 

' l0 Louisville 67 

Athletic 



ii 
IS 



ill 

* 



| 115 


145 


40 


300 


137 


147 


00 




124 


183 


54 


311 


122 


149 


63 




84 


101 


49 


234 


123 


135 


73 


331 


89 


95 


62 


236 


32 


27 


18 


77 


67 


90 


52 


200 


11 


6 


8 


27 



.aso 

.320 
,809 
.790 
.779 

,na 

.751 

.704 



SHORT STOPS. 






Clifrago Gil 

• St. Loud 23 

&& Athletic 69 

> ft ton 

? ,H 'k J St. Louis. 



ifulmer.V. 
i J '«th.... 



Ifartfiinl .... 
Louisville... 
Cincinnati... 

• 'in. irtii.it i . 
Mutual 



05 
23 
108 
80 
42 
74 
83 
33 
66 
46 



193 
17 


21 
12 


837 


39 


251 


43 


114 


20 


-is 


39 


209 


47 


51 


18 




46 




67 



-i-'j 


.932 




.901 


884 






.680 


176 


.880 


331 


.an 


339 


.861 


106 


.828 


216 


.T'Jl 


284 


.704 



CATCHERS. 



2|SF?n 'Hartford.. 

3 'l!'" I Meifo 

uiivlllo.. 



******* 



II 



tie 

BilU. 



I 



UutotJ 

In. itnmli 

Athletic 

i 'indnww 

Athletic... 



88 'jui 


43 


45 


289 


m -am 


60 


93 


116 




M 


23 


109 


■ 


38 


n 


427 




66 


l OH 


497 




45 


:•■ 


307 




29 


40 


102 




n 


41 


M 


in 


n 


67 


21 


". 


112 


45 




n 


raj 


Ml 


11 


61 


u 




N 


11 


N 


8 


24 


70 


M 




30 




m 


_<l 




43 


s 


MO 


.2 


74 


31 


04! 


m 


17 




9 


48 


108 


12 


44 


7 




80 



.844 
.791 
.760 
.7 1 
.783 

.763 

.707 
.690 

.646 
.021 
814 

.537 



54 

Fielding Averages — Continued. 



FIELDERS. 



1 


NAME. 


CLUB. 


of 


o 

a 

P. 

h 

9 
S 

3 


o 
"S 

1 

S 

a 


§ 

U 
c 

3 
N 


u 

H 


g"3 

C-, O * 


1 


Hartford 


8 
25 
6i 
Bfi 
39 

7 
49 
67 
C2 
CI 
69 
64 
54 
63 
M 
30 
64 
68 
67 
62 
11 
65 

9 
15 
34 

7 
CO 
33 
23 

6 
14 
47 
53 
31 
16 
17 

6 

ft 
29 

9 

6 


7 

M 
169 

68 
100 


2 

6 
8 

C 

A 




5 
15 

7 
11 

1 

13 
18 

9 
11 
24 
17 
11 
16 
22 

9 
27 
27 
89 
19 

3 
37 

3 

7 
20 

4 
39 
13 
12 

3 

6 
25 
26 
14 
12 

7 

4 

2 
20 

7 
10 


9 

65 

182 

81 

126 

11 

132 

179 

88 

106 

213 

149 

90 

125 

164 

67 

189 

188 

250 

121 

18 

211 

17 

38 

103 

21 

196 

60 

57 

14 

23 

108 

110 

69 

47 

28 

14 

7 

67 
83 
18 


loo. 


a 


Filler 


Athletic... 


9>:i 


& 






917 


4 


Leonard 


Boston 

Atbletir 
Louisville 


913 


5 


Eggler 


912 


6 


Collin* 


8i 2 
109' ""■ 


90 1 


7 


IIold3worlli 


901 


R 


York 


Hartford .... 


153 

64 

82 

177 

LSI 

67 

98 

137 

48 

151 

1"4 

202 

95 

14 

168 

12 

21 

75 

13 

160 

46 

3-1 

a 

14 

70 

7.", 
11 
.11 
17 
6 
6 


8 

15 

13 

12 

1 

22 

11 

5 

10 

11 

7 

9 

7 

1 

6 

2 

10 

8 

4 

7 

6 

11 

2 

4 

13 

11 

4 

1 

2 

4 

ft 


899 


9 


B!ong... 

Piiw 


St. Lonis 




10 


St. Lenin 


.896 


n 


Hartford... 


.881 


14 


Louisville 

Hartford 


.886 


1ft 




Hastings 


.877 


14 




,871 


ir> 


Glenn.. 




866 


18 


Pierson 


Cincinnati 

Cincinnati... 

Boston 

Mutual 

St. Louis 

Louisvill" 

Cincinnati „ 

Cincinnati 


. '. 


17 

18 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 


Jones 

O'Kourlcp 

Treacj 

Oafhbert , 

Bechtel 

Snyder 

Fishor 



White y 


.861 

.856 
.844 
.843 
.833 
.824 
.823 


24 




.816 


26 

2fi 


Boston 

Athletic 

Athletic 


.806 
.809 


27 




Ball 

Addy 


.801 


28 
29 




.800 
,789 


£0 




flint st. 


IJiirff <r>1 


,780 


31 




.783 


32 
B3 
M 


Manning 

llcK'th 

Biclanki 


Boston 

MutnM 


.768 
.763 
.762 


86 


Clark ' 


Cincinnati 


.745 


Bfl 


1 !h&pra in. 

Bpaldlng ) 


.731 


37 




.714- 


3H 


AndniB j 



Kulgbt 




.714 


39 


Athletic 


40 7 
1C 
6 3 


.701 


4() 




.''"'• 


il 


"Josephs'* 


Boston 


.444 



55 



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57 



RECORD OF CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES PLAYED 

DURING THE SEASON OF 1876. 



* s 
1° 



Date. 



Namu of 
Contestants. 



Where Plated. 



Winning 

Club. 



Runs 

SCOKED. 









1 
2 

a 

4 

6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
II 
12 
18 
14 
16 
16 
17 
13 
19 
20 
21 
22 
21 
21 

2r, 
ft 

27 
28 
20 


B3 
84 



38 

4» 
41 
42 I 



April 



May 



n Ulilotio vs. Boeton... 
21 Athletic vs. Boaton... 
2."- Mutual fi, 1 

• I ouhrrllle 
'U vs. SL Louis 



Philadelphia, Pa. Boston 

Philadelphia, Pa, Athletic. 
Brooklyn, N. Y„.jItoeton 



Louisville, Ivy..., jChi capo, 
Cincinnati, O [Cin< -lunal! ... 

27 Unit ford vs. Mutual..] Brooklyn, N. V..-- Sltitual 

27 'hirnjrovs, LouUTiUe|LoninvHle. Ky.,..|Chicapo 

27 ( lincto'tl v<. st. Louis (ir.cinnati, ;' incfnnatl... 



29 Louisv'e V8. St. Louis 

29 Chicago vs. Clncf n'ti.. 

. I. m ft. Hartford... 

IjBoeten vs. Hartford.., 

2 Athletic vh. Mutini... 

• 

3 Athletic vs. Mutual... 

• ■■•'* vs. St. Louis 

4 Atldrtic vs. Mutual... 

[n'ti vs. LoimvVjCiurlnnati, & 
r, Hartford v». Mntnal J Brooklyn. N. Y... 



Louisville, Ky....|^t. Louis., 

Cincinnati, [Chicago.. 

Boston, Mass Hartford 

IUrtfnrd, Conn.. J Hart ford 
Brooklyn, N. Y...|Mutua1... 

Cincinnati, O 

Philadelphia, Pa. 
LouisviPe, Ky.... 
Philadelphia, Pa 



a II irtf..nl V!*. Athletic 



Philadelphia, Pa. 



f, ( hicaffO vs. St. l>uts St. Louia, Mo 

n'ti v*. Loulsv'e Cincinnati, 

>n vs. Mutual..... Boston, Mas* 

8 vthh-tic vs Hartford Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mutual Boston, Ma«s 

e'Chicac vt. St. LtmiaJ6C Louie, Mo 

9 1. -v'o vh. St. Looi»8t Louie*, Mo 

JoChicago v«, Cincin'tijChfoiKO, 111 

11 Athletic to- M-itua'... Brooklyn, N. Y... 

t, Cincin'Mchicapo, III 

11 LnuieVe «. St LotilelSt LouJe ( Mo 

13 n irtford v.-.. UotnatJlIartford, Conn* 

Tf . St. fit Louie, Mo 

blcago, III 

13 A Mitotic vs. Boeton...|uo*ton, Mate 

iBAthlntlcn Boston... Bottom Muss..... 

LouUv'e- Chicago, III 

•in.. 

Louie. Mo Rt. l-"H 

• 
rvVLnoirrille. Ky«. Lmtiiville..^ 
lD,Boelon vs. BaitforcU Hartford, Conn... JI.n if«*ril — . 



Chicag i 

Athletic 

Loniavi le.... 

Athletic 

Cincinnati... 

Hartford 

Hartford 

St. Lonis 

Louisville.... 

Boeton, 

Hartford 

Mutual 

Chicago 

St. Louis 

Chicago 

Athletic . 

Chicago 

St. louli 

>rd 

St. Louis 

Chicago 

Boeton 

B^ton 

ChicaKO 

Hulf..:.l 



5 

3 i 

6 



1 

3 



2 

2 

6 

2 * 

3 * 
2 

9 
fi 

fi 
2 
3 
8 
o 

8 
3 
4 

1 * 
2 



n 
5 
fi 

3 


o 

11 

6. 

3 

2 

I 

3 > 

3 

a v 



58 

Record of Championship Games — Continued. 



DAT*. 



Names ot 
contestants. 



Wiiebe Plated. 






Wisnino 
Club. 



43 

44 
45 
46 
47 
48 
40 
60 
51 
52 
53 
M 

66 
67 
68 
69 
60 
61 
62 
63 
C4 
65 
66 
67 
68 
69 
70 
71 
72 
73 
74 
75 
76 
77 
78 
7D 
60 
M 
82 
83 
M 
86 
ft: 
*7 
88 
81 
*1 
31 
02 



May 19 Chicago vs. St. Tx>u U.Chicago, III 

2O0hicniro v«. St. Louis Chicago. Ill 

20 Clndn'tt vs. LottisY^Louiifril] 

20; Boston vs. Mutual [Brooklyn, N.Y.. 

23 St. Louts ft. Mutual. Bra i- l-.-i, N. Y... 
23JChk»g0 vs. Hurt ford Hartford 

LouWe. Philadelphia, Pa 

DStj Boston, Mnvi 

in va. Cincinnati D 
25 Mutual VI St. Louis., Bi 
25.Chfcago vs. Hartford. Hartford l 
25 Athletic va. Loui.ivV Philadelphia, Pa 
26.Atli1ftlc vs. Louisv'e. 1 Philadelphia. Pa 

27'Athiotic n. Louifvv. Philadelphia, Pa. 
27»Ik>ston vs. Cincinnati Boston, I ' 
27 Chicago va. Hartfni.i. Hartford, I 
27jMtitnnl vs. St. L«.ui«.. Brooklyn, X. Y... 
30 Mutual vs. Lonlsvilln Druoklvn, N. Y... 
n'tirs. Hartford Ilurifoftl. Conn... 

n vs. Chicago... Boston, Mam 

80 Athletic vs. St. Lonts Philadel| hla f Pa. 
June I [Athletic vs. St. Louis Phfladelpbfft, Fa. 

ljBoaton va. Chicago Boston. Maaa 

llLnulaviiio fa. Mntu.il Brooklyn, N. Y.. 
1 (inrin'ti ts. Hartford Hsrtford, Conn. 



st. Lonts. 

'hleago 

Louisville,.,. 

St. Louis ■ 

' fticajro 

Louisville,.., 

Si L<-uis 

Hartford 

Louisville.... 

Athletic 

■ 

Chicago 

Miitiml 

Mntnal 

Hartford , 

Chicago 

St, Louia -. 

st. Louis — 

• 

Cincinnati 



In'il vs. lUnfurd Hartford. Conn , Hartford.. 

• pi 

Louisville,-. 

-t. Louis 

I hioaco • 

Louisville.... 
Il»irtr«.nl 



3 Chtcsjto vt. Bo=t<tn ... Bottofi, Maw 

3JLouUvflleri. Mutual Bmoklyi . H. Y 
SjAtbl nil Philadelphia, P« 

6] Athletic vs. Chicago Phi adelphla, Pa 

n vs. Lontivlll*. p. 
r. Hartford re. St L«,ni.» Hartford, Con 

•iti vs. Mutual.. Brooklyn, N. Y ... Mntnal 

In'ti va. Mutii-il (Brooklyn, N Y... Mutual 

tiers. Chlcaro.. Philadelphia, Pa 

n vs. Louisville, IV* ton, Man Lotil 

s Hartford i 
16 Hartford rs St. Lnnls Hartford. Conn.- Hartford...... 

a vs. Louisville Piston, Ma-s Louisville... 

loJCfndnHI vs. Mutual- Brooklyn, N. Y. . Mntnal- 

10 Athletic v- 
13 Mntnal n 1 

13 Hartford vs. L>n Con nj Hartford 

14 Athletic n hletlc 

1 r , Boston ri 

16 Athletic rs.Cfndntl Phlladeltdila, Pa. At! 

16' Hartford w Lovtfsr*c R 

:go vs. Mutual... Brooklyn, V. T- ' bfcnfsw 



59 



Record ot CnAMPiossnip Games — Oontimied. 



I" 



63 
84 
95 
96 
97 
98 
00 
I0O 
101 

im 

10ft 

106 

If], 

loo 

110 

J 11 

12 
11.1 

J 14 
115 

]]f, 

; i7 

118 
110 
l2i 
121 
122 
123 
124 
{25 
126 

27 
128 
129 

30 
131 

32 

l:;, 

j'n 

137 
38 

139 
40 

41 
Hi 



Date, 



Namm op 
contestants. 



Where Plated. 



Wrwrvo 

CU'B. 



Runs 

Scored. 



Juno n.Itaiinn vs. St. Louis... Boston, Mans St. Lnuis. 

M ITlAfhletifl vs. Cincln'ti!rhiladelphia,ra, 'Athletic. 
17 Hartford vs. Lonisv'e Rartfo'd, ivmi... Hartford. 

2n Athletic vs. St Louis St L ula, Mo St Louis. 

2n Chicago vs. Mutual... Chicago, Ills Chicago.. 

20 Boston vs. Cincinnati Cincinnati, o Boston... 

21 Hartford vs. Lculsv's LontsTille, Ky.... Tic 

M 22 Hartford vs. Loui-. V Louisville, Ky.... Hartford. 

22 Boston vs. Cincinnati Cincinnati, o Boston... 

22 Chicago vs. Mutual... Chicago, in Chicago., 

u 22 Athletic vs. St I I/ouls. 

M 24 Arhhtlc vs St. Louis St. Louis. Mo St. Louie. 

*• 24 Chlcaro vs. Mutual... flitcifzo, III < hlcago., 

" 21 Ilaitf.inl v*. Lonlsv'e LontsvPl*, Ky.... LouitrlUo.... 

M 24 Boston \*, CJndnnatiiClndnnati, ti Boston*, 

* '/r, ITart ford vs, Lonbv*s Lnnhviiin, Kv ... \h 

M 27 IV»titn vm. LonUville [Loufsrflie, Kv.... Ii-ston.... 

** 27, r '"cl>i'ti ™- IlartfordjCincinnntl. Hartfird 

27 BIntnal vs. St. Louis.. St. Lou I*. Mo St Louis, 



AM. Ik 

-• , 

Lcutsi i 

Hartford 

6t r^ hi is 



27|AiIi!ciic vs. Chicago.. Chicago, HI 

H 20'Aililotic vs Chicago* Chicago III 

44 2*' Boston vs I. rtiiai i ila. Lonlsvffle, Kv.... 

" 2'' H trtford VS. dndn'tl Cincinnati. 

" 2^ Mutual tc. St I^ouia^jSt. Louis, Mo .. 

r 'ily j Athletic VS. Cliicite^..;Chicflpo. Ill ili'cago, 

1 Bo-ton v<. LonisviTia.ltiOotsTnia, Ky....'BoMon....... 

M 4 Mutual vs. LaaTarffls Louisville, Ky ... Louisville.... 

M lailmgon. IK-tfordJchicaga, III ( Hartford.,.. 

" 4 B**on vs. St. Louis... St. Loui*. |fo Boston 

'« 4 Athletic vs. Cfncin'ti;C|ncirinntI, O [Athletic .... 

" sAihlstlo vs. dndn*ti Cincinnati O ,|Clo*»J 

gjLnnlgviMo v* M' tuitl T.nnisvillf. Ky....'T.oui*vi lc,... 



dilragn. HI Hartford.. 

<<t. Louts. Mo (Boston..... 

St. Louis. Mo St. Louts.. 



Chicngo. Til. 
T.onhviiK Ky..., 
Cincinnati, o. 



• vs. n?utfi»in\ 
G Boston v-, Sr. Loola*. 
FJIWinn VS, St. Umia. 
8 I bfcago v«, HaHford. 
p Lonfsvills *s. Matnal 
athletic vs, Ctncinll 
U n'arille vi afntnallTymisville, Ky.... 
» v| AC l-tic Iioii^vfrio. Ky.... 
Cincinnati vs MntualjC nclnnatl I 

... Chicago, lit Ohlcai 

Hart lord vs ' itis, 



( in- Innatl ... 

Lnnlavilis ... 
Mutual 



Huif.nt v-.St Loui 



Bead n \n. chir«gi».. 
\ ii l. ri 

i t« MntnaL 

f'ilirlr,'- 



III 

Lmil«vfll«\ Kr.... 
Cinrlnn . 

fin 



14 Boston ▼• Chicago.... 'Chicago, III. 



StLonla 

Mnti-al 

Mutual 

M.Tx.MH 

Chiciffa 



?e 

12 

23 
1 
4 
4 

II 
5 
3 



U 

7 
8 
3 
5 
5 
7 

H 
10 
8 

ia 
i 

H 

10 

4 
3 
4 
8 
I 
7 
I 
6 
9 
r * 
B 
7 
I 
1 
I 

I| 
I 
I 

II 

11 

II 
I 

o 

14 



S3 
»3Q 

15 


2 

r> 

7 
6 

5 
4 


a 

9 

2 
T 

3 
2 
1 
13 
3 

6 t 
6 


10 
2 
1 


a 

3 

a 
l 

2 

4 

5 • 

3 

5 

ft 

5 

2 

2 

7 ' 




3" 
ft 
.6 


- 



GO 



Record or Championship Games— Continued. 



11 



Dati. 



Aug. 



NAMr.fi or 

COSTEfiTANTS. 



WhIBI PtATBD. 



14t July 

1 '. 1 

II. ' » 

I 

147 
14, 
149 
150 
151 
152 
15,'i 
: i 
155 

157 
l.VJ 

1".. 

leu 
1«1 

162 

1G-J 
164 
If,', 
160 
L67 
IRS 
109 
17-. 
171 
172 

174 

IT/. 
17-, 
177 

I 
181 

183 

18ft 

188 

180 

192 



Win. vi so 
Club. 



I r ' Athletic vs. Loiiisv'e.1 Louisville, fcy. . . . Athletic 

I I Chicago vs. Lou i*v'e.J Chicago, JU Chlr;ti/o 



RtiNi 
SfOBBB- 



£ y 



JHCIncin'll vs. St. Louis St. Look, Ho St. Louis, 

19 Athletic vs. Boston...] Philadelphia, I'd. Boston 

20 .Mutual vs. Boston.... Brooklyn. N. Y... Boston I 

20 Chicago vs. Louisv'eJChicago, III 'Chicago ! 

20.Clncin'tl vs. St. Louis Cincinnati, O St. Louis I 

21;Athletic vs. Hartford Philadelphia, Pa. Hartford....., 1 

22 Chicago vs. LouIav'..c Chicago, III Chicago 

22 Hartford m Mutual.. Brooklyn, N. Y... Mutual 

n'ti vs. St. Louis'St. Louis, Mo St. Louis 

'.'ti vs. Chicago.] Chicago, III .Chicago,.- 

25 Beaton vs. Mutual B , : i 'Boston 

tfi LouIuT'e vs. St. Louis St. Lotus, Mo (Louisville. 

27 Louisv'eTs. St. Louis St Lools, Mo Louisville, 

27'CUicago vs. Clncin'tt. rn 

Q vs. Mutual..... 

D vs. Blutual 

29Chicagovs.Cincinni. __ 
29 .'.otihv'e vs. St. L , 
J Cincfn'tf vs. St. Louf» Cinclnn <• 
1 Chicago vs. LonlsvV. Louisvlll.-, K v.. . 

1 Athletic vs. Hartford Hartford, Conn... 

2 Athletic vs. Hart: |, Conn... 

3 Athletic vs. Boston,.. fio» ton, Mhm 

Scinrtnii vs. St. Louta|C1ndnnatl, 

ft Boston vs. Athletic... Boston, Hast 

6 Hartford vs. Mutual.. Hartford, C "in... 
5 Chicago vs. Lou is vllle Louisville, Ky.... 

go vs. Louisville LouisvilK Ky.... 



■■>, Ill 'Chicago.. 

Boston, Mass , Boston.. 

Boston, Mass... 
Chicago, III.. 



7 A thl. -tic vs. Boston.., 
7;ir»rtr<ird vs. Mtitu.it 



8: Hartford vs. Athletic 



■ vs. dncin ti. 
Louisv'e vs. St. bonis 

Athletic va. Hartford 



Boston 

Chicago . 

St. Louis..... 

St. Louis 

Chicago 

Hartford , 

Hartford 

Boston 

St. Lools 

Boston. 

Mutual 

Louisville.... 
Chicago.. 
Boston m 

Mntunt.. 
Hartford 



[artford, Oouiu. 

Hartford, Conn... 
Cincinnati, O.-.JChicogo, 

Louisville, Ky.... St, LottH 

... 1 1 art for- t t Conn .J Hart ford 

Athletic vs. Mutiui!.. Brooklyn. N. Y...|Mutual 

Lonlsv*e vs. St. Louis LoulavIHe, Ky,...ILouiiivHh ... 

■go vs. Ctncln'ti.,Clnrinnnti, Cbl< 

11 Hartford v«. MutualJBmoklyn, N. yJHartford 



12| Hartford vs. Athletic Philadelphia, PdAtfaletic.. 
121 Chicago vs. CI ncin 

12 Louisv'e vs. m I l«, Ky.... St. Lottl* 

'lc r*. Hartford Philadelphia, Pa II iri 

: 

lu'ti vs. Louisa V Louis villa, Ky.. 

lie vs. Mutual... piilliidflt.hl.'. Pa. Athl-tic 

ISjCincin'ti \* 

iSlBoatoa vi. Hartford... Boston, I ■■ funL — 



61 



Record of Championship Games — Continued. 






103 
101 
190 

lOG 
197 
Hi8 
109 
2<>n 
201 
2fi2 
2oi 
2di 
2fC 
2 
2*>7 
208 

2lu 
211 

21 :j 
214 
215 

21G 
217 

210 

2 ., 



Namfjof 
Contest a NTg. 



Whim Playxd. 



Winning 
Club. 



IU'N8 

SCORKD. 



life 



Aug, 10,Ro§»on vm. Hart ford . ..I Boston, Mass, 



• 



IfijAthlftlo vs. Mutual 
liVCincin'ti vw. LoutsvV 
• n VH. H irtford- 
21 Chicago va. St. Louis. St. Louis, Mo, 
22CHtcajEO v*. St. Louis. (/liica<;o, III.., 

.'icinnatLO 

,i vs. Hartford— lUr-f nl, Conn... 
' -u va. Athlotlc... 
, vs. Athletic... 

va. Mutual 

iti vs. Loulsvc. 

. vs. m. Lonifl. 

28|Chf cngo ▼■. St. Louia. 

n t*. Mutual 

2o'*lncin , tl Ti. Loufsv'o 
b A tli!. -tic v*. CbiesgoJ 
6 Mutual xh, St. Louis- Brooklyn, N. Y... 
r*« Hartford, Cunn... 
i vs. Cincinnati B-ston, Mora. 



Philarletpli i;*, Pa. 

Hartford, Conn... 



Philadelphia, Pj 
PhlUdelph^, Pa, 

Brooklyn. N. Y.. 

Cincinnati, ■ 

Chicago, III....... 

Chicago, 111 

Brooklyn, N. Y.. 

Cincinnati, 

I'hila-lelphla, Pa. 



I Indnnatl 

r, mm.Hc va. Chicago., 

C Mutual vi. St. LouH. 

id vs. Loulav'e 

i vs. Louisville 

Uc v*. St. Louis 



Philadelphia, Pa 
Brooklyn N. v.. 
Hartford 

. Mass, 



Philadelphia, Pa, 



. -.. n, Mutual... Bi 
1 Clilcnjro vs. Mutual... Brooklyn. N. V 

; Louia Philadelphia, Pa 
>9AM < Hartford Hartford, I 

* 3P.M Clncln'tl vp. Hartford Hartford. Conn... 

* 11 Boston vs. Lontofillf B..iton, Mum 

] , i, vi. Haiti i I llattfvi I. Conn... 

* ] iioat'ti va. St. LoolaJBoaton, M 

1 ! ■ die x*. Mutual .Brooklyn, N. Y... 

Mhl. tic ti. Cincin'ti. Pblladelpo 
i , ••> totici » ln< I'll. Phlladcfo 

go vi. Hartford. Hartforo, Conn. 

* 3 BuatOO vs. St. Louis...j Boat on, Mmm 

; : ] »klyn f N. Y-. 

i i r , i.j,,,,. Haas*.... 

* 15 Hartford r§. St Lou 

* lAjAtbletlC ts. Loui«vV.,Philftd<-lp» 

* IfiJAilih-tlc vs. LouftT*4 '■ia.Pa. 
(I ,.,- in'ti va. Mutual-Brooklyn, V ^ 

f rd, Conn.- 
] itoo,Masa — 

HI ■•■ 

4 %\ B< ston vs. ( fa «go, 111 



Boston. „, 

Mutual.. 

Louisville.... 
I Inn ford. M 
St. L Forfd. 

'Chicago 

' ills.... 

Boston..., 

Boston.... 

natl.... 

ISt Loll la. 
IChh'.igi.. 

M.lttMl... 

jLouigvlll.'.... 

st. Louis* 
H 

Boston 

Cblcogo... 

St. LfiiiH 

Hartford 

("In ij 

•I 

Boston.... 

ii3 

Louist 

Ml.lti,... 

rhi( i 

LoulfTlllp.. 

• I 

I I 

. liOUlBrlllr.... 
ill...... 

nnatl. 
st. LonJi .. 

I 'III. :i. 



10 



4 

9 

3 

4 * 

6 

2 



5 



4 

1 
6 
3 

9^ 
2 
6 

1 
4 
8 
8 
3 
3 
3 
* 

4 
2 
4 
4 

7 

2* 
i 
3 
1:* 
2 
5 
4 
1 

2 

G 

e 

TO - 

9 



62 

Record of Championship Games — Continued. 















Rl'NS" 


o 












SCOBEP. 


Si 


Date. 


Names or 
Contestants. 


YYlIEKE Pl.ATED. 


Win nino 

Club. 


fee • 1 u -■ 


So 














243 Sept. 


26 Hartford vs. Chicago Chicago, 111 


Chicago 


7 


6 


244 ( " 


27 Hartford vs. Chicago Chicago, III. 


Chicago 


16 


10 


24.J : «" 


27 Boh ton va. Cinciunati Cincinnati, 


Boston 


6 


3 


246 " 


28 Boston va. Cincinnati Cincinnati, 

20 Boston vg. Louisville Louisville, Ky.... 




10 
3 


7 


247 " 


LiuiuiUe.... 


' 


248 " 


2 f J Hartlonl vs. St. Louia St. Louis, Mo 


St. Louis 


5 


2 


249 *» 


3U Hartford va. St. Louis St Louis, Mo 


Hertford 


4 


1 


250 I M 


30 Boston vs. Louisville. Louisville, Ky,... 


Boaton 


6 


a 


251 Oct 


3 Boston vs. St. Louis... St. Louis, Mo 


,St LouN 


5 


252 


M 


4 Button vs. St. Louis. ..'St. Louis, Mo 


jSt Louis 


3 


253 


<l 


4 Qartibrd vs. Louisv'e Louisville, Ky.... 


•Hartford 


6 





254 


il 


6 Hartford vs. Louisv'e Luuhvillf, Ky.... 


Hartford 


11 


2 


255 


44 


f. Unit ford vs. Cincin'll Cincinnati, 0-.... 


Hartford 


I 


4 


266 


M 


7 Hartford vs. Cincin'll Cincinnati, 


Hartford 


11 


6 


2. r >7 


w 


9 Hartford vs. Cincin'ti Cincinnati, 0. 


Hartford ..... 


11 





258 


l» 


17 Hartford vs. Mutual.. Brooklyn, K. Y... 


Hartford ..... 


3 


/ 


259 


.1 


2o Hartford vs. Boatosu. Boston, Mass 


Ilartfbi 1 


b 


260 


(t 


21 Hartford vs. Boston... B 


Hartford 


IL 


1 ' 




Total Number or Buns Scored, 3,006. 









RUNS SCORED BY CLUBS. 



25T 



Chlcaeo CM Opponents 

Ilnrtford 4'_"J Opponent-?.. 

fit. Louis 3*0 Opponents.. - 2a0 

Boston. 471 Opponents - Jlj 

Louisville „ 2W opponent-;... J^ 

Mutual , goo OppotM nti - ,.(i 

Athletic „ 378 Op|»on^nt< JT-o 

Cincinnati 2-i8 Opponent! * ** L 



Total.. 



3,066 



Average nunil.er of BOM ft in« by winning Clubs, 8.59. 

Average number of Buns scored per Game by losing Clubs, i.M-i 



63 

The following ia an official list of the Officers and Players 
°f Clubs belonging to the u National League of Professional Base 
B&ll Clubs," for the season of 1877 (as far as completed to 
January 13, 1877). 

BOSTON B. B. C. of BOSTON, MASS. 
Harry Wrioiit, Sec'y and Manager, No. $9 Eliot St. 

George Wright, II. C. Shafer. 

A.J.Leonard. John Manning. 

James Rourk. T. Murnan. 

John Morrill. James White. 

L. Brovrn. Thomas II. Bond. 

W. E. White. E. B. Sutton. 

CHICAGO BALL CLUB, of CHICAGO, ILL. 
W. A. Hulukrt, President. A. G. Si-aldinq, Secretary,, 

Room 4, No. 166 Randolph St. 
A. G. Spalding. C. C. Waitt, 

R. C. Barnes. J. P. Peters. 

C, A. McVcy. J. W. Glenn. 

P. A. Nines. G. W. Bradley. 

A. C. Anson. Harry W. Smith. 

CINCINNATI B. B. C, of CINCINNATI, O. 
J. !,. KICK, President, No. 80 Pop tar St. 
C. W. Junes. 
Henry Keller. W. B. Foley. 

N. W. Hicks. Robert Mathews. 

James Hallinan. A. S. Booth. 

Lipman Pike. Robert E. Addy. 



HARTFORD B. B. C, 
■L G. Bulkklky, President. 
Robert Ferguson. 
*J. J. Burdock. 
Thomas York. 
Joseph Start. 



of HARTFORD, CONN. 

H. L. Bijnce, Secretary. 
Thomas (V 
W. A. Harbidge. 
James Holdsw'.nh. 
John OL Cassidy, 
D. Allison. 



LOUISVILLE B. B. C, of LOUISVILLE, KY. 
*. N. Haldeman, Prtst. C. E. Chase, Vice Preit, 

No. t2 Third St. 
Sahukl Cassedat, Jr., Sec'y. Jon* C. CiiArMAN, Manager. 
Jamea A. Devlin. Charles Snyder. 

W. L. Hague. John J. Ryan. 

Joseph J. Gerhard t. 



64 

ST. LOUIS B. B. C, of ST. LOUIS, MO. 

J. B. C/Lucas, Pratt. Chas. II. Turner, Treat. 

C. 0. Bishop, Vice PrciL Charles A. Fowle, Sec'y, 

George McManus, Manager, 320 North 6th Street. 

John E. Clapp. H. J. Dehlman. 

Joseph V. Battin. J. J. Remsen. 

F. C. Nichols. J. W. Blong. 

D. W. Force. M. II. McGeary. 

M. C. Dorgan. Arthur F. Croft. 



Extract from the minutes of the "League," held in Clete- 
land, 0., December 7, 1876: 

" Resolved, That the publication of the Official Book be 
left in the hands of the Secretary." 

By the authority Tested in me, by Tirtue of the abore 
resolution, I hereby certify that Messrs. A. 0. Spalding & Bro., 
of Chicago, 111., have been granted the exclusive right to pub- 
lish the Official Book for 1877. 

N. E. YOUNG, Secretary. 



On or about March 1st, 1877, we will Issue our Illustrated Catalogue 
and Price List of Base Ball and Sporting Goods, which will be sent to Club*, 
Flayers and Dealers upon application. 

AuMrew A. O. SPALDING ft BBC, 

118 Randolph St., Chicago, HI, 



FAIRBANKS' BASE BALL CLUB, 

SOUS liESSEES 

WHITE STOCKING BASE BALL PAgK, 
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 



II A. FORSYTH, President 
R F. 8TANCLAND, Secretary. 



!»tJitFKE f Vice President. 
O. J. IIADLKY, Manager. 



The Fairbanks Club is the leading Amateur Club of Chicago, end ^ 
rent«d the grounds of tbe Chicago Ball Club for the leeeon of 1877, thus 
eun n « control of the only enclosed ball ground In Chicago. g 

Semi-professional and Amateur Clubs Tteltlng this vicinity and desire 
W plaj in Chicago, will please address A. 0. KSLLOOO, 

111 and 11J Lake St., Chicago, ^ 



THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE. 



THE WESTERN BASE BALL AUTHORITY. 



THE SUNDAY EDITION 



CHICAGO TRIBUNE 

* Contains more and better prepared news 
from the National Game and from other 
sports than any other daily paper published 
in the United States. 

During- 1877, The Tribune will continue 
its full telegraphic reports of all Champion- 
ship Games, together with interesting cor- 
respondence from all quarters. 

Every club and club-room should keep 
The Sunday Tribune on file. 

TERMS: 
SUNDAY EDITION, 16 Pages, per year, - - " 
DAILY TRIBUNE, including Sunday, 

Address 

THE TRIBUNE, 

Chicago, Illinois. 



12.50 
14.50 



PEIBYL BROS., 

MAHUFACTUREM, IMPORTEM AND DKALKR* IN 

Ereech-Laadlng Bung, 

REYOLYERS AND FISHIM TACKLE, 

58 STATE STBEET, CHICAGO. . 

Agents for Charles Daly, S. K. Weston, and J. P. Claybrough 
& Bros'. Celebrated Guns, and Winchester, Stereos and Rem- 
ington Rifles. 

Smith & Wesson, Colt's and Whitney Revolvers. Fine Trout 
and Salmon Rods, Flies, Reels, Silk Lines, Spoonhooks and 
other fishing accessories. 

EG$~A fifty page Illustrated Catalogue tent free. 

For Special Rates for Ball Clubs 

BRWIJM 
Chicago and Cincinnati apply to E. GALLUP, 121 Randolph St., Chicago, IH 
M ('..Intnl. ih,0., " " " " lJ 

" " ImliiirinpuM* " " " 

** " Louiitvflle « « « « « 

SAM'L JOIINSON, Gen'l Ticket Ag% 0., 

II. A I)., Cincinnati, 0., or 
JNO. EGAN, Cr-n'l Ticket Ag't I.,C. * ■*• 
Cincinnati, 0. . „ .' 

\Y. L, O'BRIEN, fWl Ticket A g% Col om- 

JNO. EGAN, Gen'1 Ticket Ag't I., C. * ^» 
Cincinnati, 0. . , n h r\ 

Y. I WADE, Gen'l Ticket Ag't I., P. * **» 
IndianaitoliH, Intl. _ - m A 

A. ANPKK- Kcfctt AgtJ-M- * 

I .. Louisville, Ky. ^.i—wi III 

A . B . 1 i I N v or,m Randolph SL, Chicago.IJi- 

f JNO. KENTLEY, 100 North 4th SU *• 
1 Loiliii, Mo, , , , -- n L 

I H. 0. SD, G*n'l Ticket Ag*"** 

1 PftOlta. lit. . ,. T^-if. 

f JNO. KILKENV, Gen'l Ticket Agt, U*»^ 
\ Till*. Ky. 



Cincinnati and Chicago 
Colombui, 0., * 
In li tnapolli " 

L*>iii«villt> •• 

Chicago and fit Lnuli 
M Peoria 

St. Louis and Chicago 

Peoria ■ « 

Louis? ille and Cincinnati 
(either way) 



Write any of the above for more detailed Information. 



Chicago, Milwaukee & St, Paul E'y, 



THE GREAT THROUGH LINE. 



CHICAGO-NORTHWEST, 

Wisconsin, Northern Iowa, 

Minnesota, Dakota, Manitoba, 

AND THE BLACK HILLS, 

Passing through a finer country, with grander scenery, and 

connecting more business oenters and pleasure resorts 

than any other Northwestern Line. 

Connecting in 

Chicago with all Eastern and Southern Lines. 



Chicago Depot, Corner Canal and lest Madison Streets, 

Horse Cars and Stage Lines for all parts of the 
city constantly passing. 

CHICAGO CITY OFFICE, 61 and 03 CLARK ST. 

THE ONLY THROUGH LINE BETWEEN 

Chicago, Milwaukee, Sparta, La Crosse, Winona, 

Msdhon, McGregor, Owatonna, St. Paul snd Minneapolis, 

Traversing the Valley of the Upper Mississippi Hirer, and 
*long the shore of Luke Pepin, und through Northern Iowa 
a od Central Minnesota. 

Base Bull Clubs, Theatrical Companies, and Minstrel 
Troupes, please "BOOK IT/ 1 that this is tho route for them 
'" trarel En ..Her to reach MORE AND BETTKK PAYING 
JOINTS than can be done by any other Northwestern line. 
K tefirpalaco Sleeping Cars and Day Coaches, with Westing- 
bome'f improved Automatic Air Brake, on all through trains. 

A. V. II. CARPENTER, 

God. Pa**, and Ticket Ag*ot 



LEAGUE HOTELS. 



The following hotels are patronized by all League 
Clubs, and are recognized a,s the base ball headquarters 
in their respective cities. Special rates are given, and 
the best of accommodation provided. 

Letters addressed to traveling clubs in care of any of 
the following hotels will be very apt to reach their des- 
tination. 



CHICAGO HEADQUARTERS FOR LEAGUE CLUBS. 

Tremont House, 

PALACE HOTEL 

OF CHICAGO. 

Anwricin k EnropMi Plan*. 

JAMES COUCH, 

proprUtor. 

JEWETT WILCOX, 

M<jnag*r. 

BMK with Board, $3.00 

to $4.00 per day. 
EfM.iiid, without Hoard, 
UL llfl^yff^KlA + $1.00 to $2,00 per da j. 

An elegant Restaurant connected with the honse. -, _ 
Special Rates to Raw B all Clv **- 

LI Nil ELL TTfWET, > Tho modem constrnrtlrm «mj superior 
lUiliJ AMU 11U 1 Jiil^ I appointment* of the Lindell Hotel offer 
ST LOUTH MA f jrreat inducement* to the Imainc** ano 

Ol. L.IIUI3, MO. J gJJJ^ tmv ,. HnK rilInI n.ir.ity. Beljg 

mider contracts for nil the leading Bate Bell Globs of this season, this neiei 
will bo Base Ball headquarters daring the pres« nt vear. „^^trn 

Only first-class hotel In the city. 

GILMOtJB * SO.NS, 

Proprietors- 




GRAND HOf EL, 

CINCINNATI, 



) 



UNITED STATES HOTEL," 

BOSTON, MASS. 



Boston headquarters J£ 
all League do to. Opj£ 
'sit* Boston A Albany P»- 

pot 



LOUISVILLE HOTSLJ Sp ^^a^^^^o c ^ 



LOUISVILLE, KY. 



datlon proTided. 

M. KEAN A CO., Proprietor!, 



UHITED STATES HOTEL, 

HARTFORD, CONN. 



I Bates to Ball Clubg re- 
1 dueed for 1877. 

I100D & BAKER, 
I Proprietors. 



COLOMADE HOTEL/ 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. 
fords, Cincinnati* and Bostons. 



Comer 15th and Chestnut 
Sts. Can direct to Base Ball 
Grounds pass the door. Head- 
quarters of the Chicago*, llart- 



EARLE'S HOTEL, 

NEW YORK. 
Special rates to Ball Clubs. 



Corner Canal and Center Sts., near 

Broadway. First-class accommodations 

for 400 Guests. Located conveniently 

to business and places of amusement 

EARLE BROS., Proprietors. 



PLAHKIHTON HOUSE, 

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 

"Oprietor, 



Hpecial rates and accom mo- 
dan. um to Ball Clubs, Ilead- 

Suarters of the Milwaukee 
lub. O. B. SIIEEMAN, 



SYRACUSE HOUSE, 

* SYRACUSE, N. Y. 



Special rates and accommoda- 
tions to traToling Ball Clubs, 
neadquarters Syracuse Stars. 
WADSWOBTU & GUWN, Prop's. 



KEHNARD HOUSE, 

CLEVELAND, O. 



The home of the League. 

D. McCLASKT, 
Proprietor. 



TTnWl7T T> H TTTTF^ ^ Corner Illinois and Washington streets. 

AlUl Mil DA 1 U»i [The "Bates" offers special rates and first- 
rim«i M .^* M »«,■* I cIaM accommodations to all traveling Ball 
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. J Clubs. I. 0. IVES, Proprietor. 

THE J. M. BRUNSWICK & BALKE CO. 

STANDARD NOVELTY 



J?* the 

^Hendor 

CMnl.ina- 
tion. 




Or the 

Patent Coll 
Spring 
Cushions, 



Nos. 47 and 40 Stato Stroot, Chicago. 

•• 10 and 12 Weal Cth it, Cincinnati. No. 211 Market St, fit Look, 



SPECIAL NOTICE. 

We now manufacture nearly everything in the Base Ball 
line, and are better enabled to warrant our goods than hereto- 
fore, and everything we offer may be relied upon :is the best 
in the market. Being practical bull players, we are enabled 
to anticipate the wants of our patrons, and select our stock 
accordingly, and, as we deal directly with players, have to keep 
the very best of everything. 

CATCHERS' CLOVES. 

We have an excellent stock of (»tchersVgknr€»i well padded 
and good style, at the following prices: 
„ i ,r l ~ Per Pair. 

No. 1, Medium Quality, well padded .$1.00 

" 2, First " " << 1.50 

"3, Extra » Indian tanned buck .2.50 

Sent by mail upon receipt of price. 

BASES, BAT BAGS, MARBLE and IRON HOME PLATES 
always in stock. 

BOXING CLOVES. 




N 



would call the attention of the loTexs.of the arl ,,f boxing 
•" our stock of Gloves. They are of the beet woAmansbip, 

well Stuffed and sewed, and we have the largest and most 
complete assortment in the West. 

IVrSM. 



No 



IVrS-t. 

<>, Boya sr/e, $a.60 



1 . Mi'u's 

2 

8 



Addresa 



. LOO 
. 4.50 
. 5.00 

A. 



ustrated Catalogue free. 



Seel Padded.. 6.50 

.. | 6.00 

" »'., Reel Padded 0.60 

" 6, White Kid.. 7.00 

PAIRING & BBO., 

118 Randolph St., 

«'iih;aoo. l^ h - 



CA1»S« 




Per Dot. 
1st Quality Hat, any color $18 00 

2d •■ " u " 15.00 

Merino Caps, any color 12.00 

1st Quality Flannel Caps, any color. 10 00 

2J " ' " " " " 8.00 

Bd " " « " " 6.00 

BEJjUS* ' 

q^ ■•--• ■ ■■ ^iiu^^j^ 

Par Dos. 

Bnglilh Web tielt, any color $0.00 

Union Web Belt, lied and Blue 4.00 

STOCKINGS* 

Per Doz. 

1st Quality, any Color Extra Long Stockings $10.00 

2d " " Good Length 8.00 

Per Pair. 
Beat Quality Canvass, cut medium low, made ex- 

lv for our own trade $3.00 

2d Quality CanYass, ttrap over instep - 2.00 

For further information and itylea, addi 

A. G. SPALDING & BltO., 

118 Kandolph Street, 
Illustrated Catalogue free. Chicago, to. 



±3V7. 

NOTICE TO BASE BALL PLAYERS. 

We would call the attention of clubs and deaters to the fact that the 
Spalding League Ball, as branded below, was need by the League En 1876, 
and by nearly all the* prominent Amateur Clubs throughout the United 
States, and was found to bo snpprior to any other ball used. We Khali con- 
tinue to m.ik»- them of the very best material and with a Double Cover, 
which effectually prevents them from getting out of shape, and makes them 
B alao manufacture, in connection with our League Ball, 
a ProfeJfto&a] Dead and an Amateur Dead Ball, which are superior to any of 
the same price ever before offered. 




SAMITE 33-^XjX. B"3T 36^-A.X^- 

SPALDING LEAGUE BALL. $15.00 Sl.50 

SPALDING PBOFESSIONAL DEAD BALL VIXfO 

BPALDLNG AMATEUB DEAD BALL... LOO 

Clabf or dealers ordering one-half ddKen Balls, at one time, are entitled 
to our dozen ratcN. ' >. i>. Partial will save 

return i lending money with ordera. Ad 

A. G. 8PALDING & BJ 

US BAJTDOLPfl